In this candid interview with Martin Nihlgård, the Secretary General of IM Swedish Development partner, we explore what it is like to be at the front of a development agency and we deep dive into his thoughts on social inclusion and the story behind IM:s Humanium Metal.
"On the democratic front, we work with strengthening the civil society, supporting organisations to give a voice for those who don’t have one."
Why Inclusivity & Sustainability Go Hand In Hand
In light of events happening in the world right now—Black Lives Matter, Pride Month—we wanted to further explore what social sustainability is in relation to inclusivity, and why both are important in our fight against climate change and environmental degradation.
Wear Orange to fight for a future free from gun-violence
The Wear Orange Campaign was launched in 2015 in the US following the shooting of Hadiya Pendleton. Hadiya was just 15 when she was shot on the street whilst chatting with friends. Her grieving friends and family wore orange to raise awareness about gun violence and honour those whose lives have been taken. Today, the Wear Orange Campaign supports communities working locally at the intersection of racial justice and gun-violence prevention.
A Good Humanium Metal Pen Project
Every day around the globe people of all ages are injured and killed by illegal firearms. As well as the awful loss of human life, armed violence costs billions of dollars a year and is particularly harmful in developing countries. We’re partnering with Humanium Metal to help stop the spread of these illegal firearms and transform them into commodities for peace.
The new age of digital activism
Activism is all about highlighting important messages, engaging as may people as possible and getting results by conveying to the people in charge that enough is enough. So how do we do that from our couch? The new age of activism is here to stay and it's not a second too late.