“While donating money helps those who act on our behalf, it allows us to maintain a safe distance from the people that need our support and resources and from the situations that need real reform.

Activism, on the other hand, requires our direct and compassionate involvement with the people, communities, and problems at hand, and a complex understanding of our interconnectedness.”

cited from @genderpressing.com

Arife Kabil Mede; Turkish ex-pat in Africa. Sociologist, journalist. Interviews with NGO leaders in Africa. Updates, researches, projects.