How to be an activist

How to change the world

"How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." - Anne Frank.

We could not agree more! But, how exactly can we change the world and take action?

We have a few ideas about that that we would like to share with you today, on the occasion of International Volunteer Day. Often easier than you think to become active and have a positive impact on our world and our environment.

1. Stand up, organize & be loud!

"It always seems impossible until it is accomplished," Nelson Mandela once said. The resistance fighter against apartheid was one of South Africa's leading activists and the country's first Black president. And if he taught us one thing, it is that it pays to stand up for the things we want to change. The best way to do that is together. Social movements such as #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter and #FridaysforFuture, for example, have taken strong stands.

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The Ants and The Grasshopper

Anita Chitaya is a fighter: she can get men to stand up for equality and knows how to grow food even on dead soil. But to fight hunger in her native Malawi and secure people's livelihoods, she faces her biggest challenge: convincing the USA that climate change is real. 

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2. Stand up for others!

Reflect on your privileges and use them to help others. What feels like a small gesture to you may be huge to someone else. Think about what you are good at and enjoy doing and how you can support others with your talents. Whether it is something small or big, let's get started!


Justice For Sale

JUSTICE FOR SALE follows Claudine, a young, courageous Congolese human rights lawyer who refuses to accept that justice can actually be "bought" in her country. As she attempts to obtain justice for a wrongfully convicted soldier, she exposes a system in which the fundamental principles of law are ignored.

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3. Change your perspective!

Step out of your own bubble and deal with stories and realities that are completely different from your own. And what is especially important: Listen to people when they talk about their experiences with discrimination, for example racism. Be attentive and try to reflect your own perspective on the world.

Shadow Game

They call it "The Game." Every day, children and young people try to cross the border into Europe. For protection and a better life, they left behind their families and their country. SHADOW GAME gives an intimate, first-hand look at their reality. A hard-hitting film that weaves the experiences of many young refugees into a modern odyssey.

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4. Just do it!

You've been thinking for weeks about whether you should help your elderly neighbor with the groceries, or you're annoyed that there aren't enough bike lanes in your city? No matter what inspires you: get active, whether on a small or large scale. So much is possible if we just do it!

Why don't you just start right now and become a Volunteer at HRFFB 2022?

Join us in advocating for burning issues like freedom of expression, the climate crisis, and equality!

Tell us something about yourself, your interests and why you want to becoma a volunteer at HRFFB.

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A Man Can Make A Difference

"This was brutal mass murder and I can prove it!" With these words, Benjamin Ferencz became the chief prosecutor in the Nuremberg trial of the SS murder gangs in 1947. A MAN CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE traces the stirring life of Ferencz, a small man with a big vision. 

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6. DECEMBER 2021