inspire and empower change

December 2021


inspire and empower change

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Famine. War. Fire. A violation of rights. A reality that the refugees of Mória Refugee Camp have had to live. But how did this all happen?

Mória: the ongoing 



by Maria Kounelaki


Armed drones and the right to life

by Nadia Bamoshmoosh

The use of drones as lethal weapons has raised numerous legal, moral and political issues. Before analyzing some of these problems we should give a definition: unmanned aerial vehicles (also knowns as UAVs) are machines which operate semi-autonomously without an operator on board so they can be used via remote control. 

While Republicans routinely call Democrats “Marxists,” it’s been taboo for Democrats and the American mainstream media to brand Trump and his followers “fascists.”

None Dare Call It “Fascism.” Why Not?


by Mark Green

Ways to support women and girls in Afghanistan

What has unfolded in  Afghanistan is heartbreaking.

Women and young girls are especially vulnerable during this current urgent moment. 

If you’re looking for ways to help, here are some organizations doing important and vital work in Afghanistan. We hope you’ll show your support however you can.

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"If not us, who?  If not now, when?"

John F. Kennedy

"Peace does not just mean to stop wars, but also to stop oppression and injustice."

Interview with

Tawakkol Karman

2011 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and

human rights activist.


The Beauty and Power of Art

Saving Lives

Take Action has initiated an art auction to fight hunger in unison with the prominent

Tajan Auction House in Paris, hosting the event.  


The 2022 Spring auction will have a collection of art pieces donated by students, emerging talent and renowned artists.  Funds raised through the auction will be donated to the

World Food Programme.


The World Food Programme is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization, the largest one focused on hunger and food security, and the largest provider of school meals. 


The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, "for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict."


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“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights

of one man are threatened.” 

John F. Kennedy

Picasso's 'Weeping Woman'



Does Being Human mean Being Imhumane?

By Amanda Rees – Reader in Sociology at University of York - UK



Feminine meltdowns in cinema: a case study

by Kor O'Connel, Modern Languages student at the University of Tuscia - Italy

Where's the Love - Blacked Eyed Peas

When everything is connected to everything else, for better or worse, everything matters.

Bruce Mau

The brilliant photography of Andy Gotts 

The intimate and authentic photos capture unguarded moments of numerous celebrities, amongst them Tony Curtis.

Shortly before Curtis passed away, Gotts managed to photograph the icon.

Curtis struggling with several health issues asked Gotts, "Will you make me look like an icon one more time?"

It was the last portrait taken of the star.

Endorse RISE UP - a blue call to action.

Show your support for our oceans and sign up here.



Environmental organisations, academic institutions, research, foundations, business and IPLC organisations.

Not for individual endorsement.

Your voice can make a difference.

Motivate governments and businesses to take the bold, fair actions required to set the ocean on a course to recovery.

Take Action online Talks


More upcoming events will be announced soon.

Join us with the following link:


Believe in your own ability to inspire and create change

Community Service

Serve the City


Get involved

We are developing programmes and opportunities for you to get involved in ways that will enhance your skills and talents while empowering you to make a difference.  

Whether you are already making an impact in your community or looking for a place to start, we invite you to dive in and join us.  

Be part of the change and TAKE ACTION.


Join us and volunteer at events, gatherings, and other TAKE ACTION happenings.


Join the ongoing conversation that’s shaping our work.


Learn about the TAKE ACTION internship programmes and opportunities.


February, 2022

Launch a Fundraiser

Launch a fundraiser that will strengthen our work around the world to inspire and empower change. 

RISE UP Campaign

Believe in your own ability to inspire and create change  and join us in the RISE UP Campaign.

We need the Ocean and now the ocean needs us

Serve the City Lisbon Campaign

Join us 

and make a difference.

Help us support Serve the City Lisbon

TAKE ACTION online Talks

Powerful talks that inspire and motivate action.

Links for Action

Review links and connect with

organisations you may want to support.

Let the best of TAKE ACTION come to you.


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Illustration by Lorenzo Bejarano

Alexandre von Hornstein


PPE Student at the University of York

A heartfelt thank you to our contributors, for all your input and support.

Vittorio Zappa


PPE Student at the University of York