Sunday, May 11, 2008

Cash Prize for Projects Ready to Launch That Will End Modern Day Slavery

From The Foundation Center...

Ashoka's Changemakers Announces Ending Global Slavery Competition

Deadline: June 11, 2008

Humanity United ( ), an independent grantmaking organization committed to building a world where modern-day slavery and mass atrocities are no longer possible, and Ashoka's Changemakers ( ) have launched "Ending Global Slavery: Everyday Heroes Leading the Way," a global online competition to identify innovative approaches to exposing, confronting, and ending modern-day slavery. The Changemakers Web site provides an online, interactive forum that encourages collaboration and discussion, along with competition, to draw out the most effective ideas.

Organizations and individuals are invited to propose ways to end this worldwide crisis and create a universal standard of human dignity. The competition seeks ideas for projects that, when scaled-up, have the potential of ending modern-day slavery. Submitted proposals must be beyond the stage of idea, concept, or research, and, at a minimum, be at the demonstration stage and indicate success.

The competition is open to all types of organizations (charitable organizations, private companies, or public entities) and individuals from all countries.

Changemaker community members will be invited to vote for three winners from the twelve finalists who will be selected by the Changemakers' panel of judges, a group of leaders in the field of solutions to modern-day slavery.

The three finalists that receive the most votes will each receive a cash prize of $5,000.

For information on entering and the online review and voting process, visit the Changemakers Web site. RFP Link:

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