As some of you may know, I spent the past 3 days at the Lemkin Summit in D.C.
If you missed the 3-day recap of that experience, you can read it here.
How was this experience relevant to the Apptivist?
While the Apptivist is a platform for all human and environmental causes, it is important that we really stand with the fight against corruption.
Corruption could be considered a root cause of many, if not the majority of, injustices. This is how human trafficking happens. This is how the refugee crisis happens. This is how poverty can happen. This is how major environmental pollution can happen and so on and so forth.
Part of the goal of creating a cause-based platform for justice and causes, it to show how connected so many issues are. I believe this is one of the best places to start in showing cause and symptom relationships between injustices.
To make a strong stance against human rights violation and corruption that contribute to mass atrocities and genocide, is one of the strongest we can make in building our foundation.
How did this Summit help?
Thanks to the incredible information given during this Summit, The Apptivist now has access to tools that exist to better investigate businesses on their responsibility claims.
There were also connections made with people on the ground who are directly involved with many issues, including what's going on in Sudan and even Cameroon.
So, what will be the outcome of these newfound connections and resources?
While I can't discuss some of the very exciting things quite yet :) I can say that there will be access to many new resources and action steps very soon.
I believe the fight against corruption and kleptocracy is VITAL in addressing many other issues and look forward to putting opportunities to join the fight right in the palm of your hand.