NGO

A line of protesters wearing face-masks and photographed in 3/4 profile as the stand in a street holding signs against Coal Power

Kimiko Hirata launches a grassroots campaign that stops the Japanese coal industry dead in its tracks.

6 min read It wasn't going to be a fair fight, her NGO was understaffed and underfunded. But Kimiko Hirata was not going to back down. She took on some of the wealthiest, most powerful institutions in the world and forced them to do the unimaginable.
29.04.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
Photo of woman wearing a mauve suit from Give Your Best

“Choosing the clothes you wear is a basic human right” says Sol Escobar, founder of Give Your Best

10 min read Sol Escobar wanted to help a household of refugee women and wound up reinventing the way that clothing is donated. Her life-changing solution could help millions of people experiencing clothing poverty and have a major impact on textile waste.
23.03.2022/by Everyday Grit Team
Four lads sitting together being friends after doing beyond equality workshop

Beyond Equality – young men learning to be part of the solution

6 min read Rethinking masculinities to prevent gender based violence and build community.
10.11.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Peace and gender activist Marthe Wandou standing with arms outstretched, gesturing to her left, against the backdrop of a gray wall and wrought iron window with a young woman seated on her right

Marthe Wandou – girls’ well-being begins with community

5 min read Cameroon's first winner of the Right Livelihood Prize is mobilizing entire communities to heal and end gender-based violence.
19.10.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Where love is illegal - two people holding hands

Where Love Is Illegal, personal testimonies of survival

7 min read There are still 70 countries where people who love each other must do so in secret. Award-winning photojournalist Robin Hammond's project connects people, opens minds, and stops people's brutal punishment where love is illegal.
14.10.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Trans flag painted on hand representing trans people

Trans people in Hungary cannot be legally recognized – the fight continues

6 min read Part 2 of the interview with Transvanilla, the only trans-led NGO in Hungary, working to safeguard their community's rights, livelihoods, and safety in an increasingly hostile political climate.
06.10.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Transvanilla - helping trans people to achieve their rights in Hungary

Transvanilla, the Hungarian NGO fighting for trans people’s rights

7 min read Transvanilla Transgender Association is the only trans-led NGO in Hungary fighting for the rights of trans people. Interview Part 1
05.10.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
A couple Caribbean reef sharks glide through the clear water of Grand Bahama island against the backdrop of a sandy ocean for and a small coral reef.

Shark reporting checklist – it’s not exactly what you think

4 min read "The biggest threat to marine life is believing that ‘someone else’ will save it."
Graham Buckingham decided to stop waiting for “someone else to do something”.
17.09.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Bike Brigade featured image of a bearded cyclist wearing a hooded jacket and back pack speeds through the pouring rain as pedestrians walk down a sidewalk of an urban street

Bike Brigade offers free delivery service for people in need

6 min read An initiative that sprung up during the Covid-19 pandemic. The riders offer free delivery of critical necessities that people cannot pick up in person.
The packages contain hot meals, food essentials, protective equipment or other supplies for the communities they serve.
15.09.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
Sky high farm collection look book, man standing in a greenhouse

Sky High Farm is showing how “food is power”

3 min read Sky High Farm practices is reinventing philanthropy with their partnership with Dover Street Market.
02.09.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
TransActual closeup of a person seen from behind wrapped in a Transgender Flag worn as a cape

TransActual UK: advocacy for a more inclusive world

6 min read jane fae of TransActual UK talks about fundamental human rights and the fight that trans people face making their voices heard.
30.08.2021/by Everyday Grit Team
food provisions team at calais food collective smiling and standing together with their branded tshirts

Grassroots food provisions – security and dignity for refugees during the pandemic

5 min read Calais Food Collective was created out of necessity at the beginning of the pandemic. A year later, their mission prevails.
10.07.2021/by Everyday Grit Team