Movements have the power to topple dictators; Ivan Marovic knows because he's done it: In 2000, he helped lead the movement that brought down Slobodan Milosevic and ushered democracy into Serbia. Since then, Ivan's trained other groups around the world to do the same thing—from Egypt to Taiwan to Georgia to Uganda to Ukraine, but with more movements than ever before, just one person can’t meet the demand of movements around the world.
Thanks to a generous Rhize supporter, we've received a matching grant. Every dollar up to $25,000 will be matched. And if $50,000 isn't a good way to start off the new year, we don't know what is.
In all seriousness, this opportunity is game-changing. We at Rhize have big plans for 2017, and with this donation we can make our plans a reality. In 2017 we'll be supporting more movements than ever before because, if we learned anything in 2016, it is that movement-building can change the world.
We are so glad to see supporters who value social movements as much as we do. By the looks of the current political situation around the world, we need social movements now more than ever. Consider helping us reach our goal by donating today. Bringing power back to people in the new year is going to take all of us.
Many of you have asked us - What now? This is an invitation to stand with the movements that are the strongest resistance to the targeted violence and repression threatening the livelihoods of so many across the US. As of today, our Facebook page will serve as a repository for meaningful actions that people can take to fight for inclusive, people-powered democracy.
This grassroots organization was launched in 2013, by Sungu, Antony, and Victoria to campaign against a bill that would levy heavy taxation on basic commodities. They have since spread their scope to support communities living in low income areas and informal settlements in Nairobi to address how taxation policies directly and indirectly affect the lives of these residents.
2015 has been an exciting, jam-packed year for Rhize. We're so happy to share with you all the exciting details.