What is it?

S4G, the un-mediated, not moderated social platform

Have you ever thought you have something to “express” with a social dimension but never had the opportunity to do it?

Then S4G is what you are looking for:

  • Open, unrestricted and easy to use
  • Three mediums to choose from: TEXT, VIDEO, PHOTO
  • A way to express your ideas, reflections and expertise, on social issues and broader development and society at large
  • You do not need to be an expert but just passionate about what you share

Latest Sharings

NESTA: Storytelling in a digital age: how immersive entertainment can support childhood development (23 Feb)

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In this free online event, Dr Dylan Yamada-Rice will be in live conversation with Nesta’s Director of Creative Innovation, Deborah Fox, on 23 February 2023 12:00-13:00, discussing how creative studios and artists can work effectively with researchers, educators and young children to co-create entertaining and educational new content.

C40 and Arup announce new support for innovative climate action in cities

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C40 Cities and Arup today announced new efforts to help cities reduce greenhouse gas emissions and become more resilient to climate change.

IDS and WWF call for trade policy that protects both people and nature

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A new policy paper by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and WWF-UK highlights the need for aligned policy on trade and farming reform to help drive the global transition to better farming systems.

Iave[Webinar Series] Youth Volunteering and Social Change: Challenges and Opportunities

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IAVE is starting another round of super interesting webinars on volunteerism. The first will be on March 7 2023. More news soon.

Government Must Urgently Intervene to Protect Mental Health of Children in the Philippines, says Save the Children

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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (Feb. 10, 2023) — The government must act urgently to protect the health and lives of young people across the Philippines, Save the Children said, following reports of a shocking number of actual and attempted suicides among Philippine students in the last academic year.

UNEP: Meet 5 women who are using science to help save the planet

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on 11 February, recognizes the often overlooked contributions of women scientists.

The 2023 National Volunteering Conference (AUSTRALIA, 13-14 FEB, 2023)

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The 2023 National Volunteering Conference is Australia’s leading event on the volunteering calendar. The conference provides a platform for not-for-profit leaders, volunteer management professionals, government and corporate representatives, academics and researchers, and volunteers to come together to address emerging issues of high priority.

Call for articles: Sport and democracy

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What role can sport play in promoting democracy and diplomacy, and how can we democratise the sport for development sector? We want to hear from you! Submission deadline: 10 March 2023.

War, Oppression, and Strongmen: Rethinking the Role of Anti-Feminism in Autocratic Regimes

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We are delighted to invite you to our Munich Security Conference Side Event, organised in partnership with ICAN and DGAP. The breakfast will take place at the BMW Pavilion on Sunday 19th February, from 7.30 to 9 am CET. This is organized by the Center for Feminist Foreign Policy.

Southeast Asian MPs condemn shutting down of independent media outlet in Cambodia ahead of general elections

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JAKARTA, 14 February 2023 — Parliamentarians from Southeast Asia condemn in the strongest terms the shutting down of the last independent media outlet operating in Cambodia, Voice of Democracy (VOD), regarded as the voice of millions of Cambodians, by the regime of Prime Minister Hun Sen and call on the Cambodian government to respect and uphold freedom of the press, especially at this moment...

ClientEarth is taking Shell's Board of Directors to court

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The legal environmental organization is going to court against Shell’s Board of Directors for failing to move away from fossil fuels fast enough.

Milano Cortina 2026 unveils finalists of mascots designs submitted by school students

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Two proposals inspired by the nature of Italy were revealed on 8 February at the Sanremo music festival, and a public survey was launched to help select the design of the Games mascots

HRW: Nepal’s Social Protection System Reinforces Inequality

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(New York) – Nepal’s newly elected government should prioritize coverage for all children and add coverage for millions of informal workers as it considers changes to the existing system, Human Rights Watch said today.

Southeast Asian MPs urge the Thai government to listen to hunger strikers, amend the lèse-majesté Law

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JAKARTA, 10 February 2023 – Parliamentarians from all over Southeast Asia are urging the Thai government to listen to the demands of two young activists on hunger strike, and do everything they can to save their lives.

Identifying and Addressing Cultural, Geopolitical, Structural, and Educational Barriers to Social Innovation

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This article originally appeared on Social Innovations Journal A year after collaborating to publish "Global Trends in Social Entrepreneurship: Developments in a COVID-19 World," Social Innovations Journal has partnered once more with Ashoka to release a new collection of articles "Identifying and Addressing Cultural, Geopolitical, Structural, and Educational Barriers to Social Innovation."

On the launch of the Santiago Declaration for Public Services, ActionAid joins hundreds of organisations to demand 'Our Future is Public

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Last year, public sector unions, social and economic justice movements, and civil society organisations, including ActionAid, gathered for Our Future is Public conference in Chile to discuss the strengthening of public services for the realization of economic, social, and cultural rights and tackle the effects of climate change and the Santiago Declaration of Public Services was adopted.

Feminist foreign policy in the past, present and future Symposium hosted at ISS

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Monday 27 Feb 2023, 15:00 - 17:00 (CET). Organized by the Netherlands International Cooperation Collection and hosted at the International Institute of Social Studies, this symposium will examine Dutch feminist foreign policy.

Virtual Side Event: On the Road to 2025: A New Social Contract with Universal Social Protection and Full Employment and Decent Work for all

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The side event will be in English. French and Spanish interpretation will be provided. The Virtual Side Event: On the Road to 2025: A New Social Contract with Universal Social Protection and Full Employment and Decent Work for all will take place during the 61st Session of the Commission for Social Development CSocD61.

Nobel Peace Prize 2023: PRIO Director’s Shortlist Announced

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The 2023 shortlist comprises of: Narges Mohammadi and Mahbouba Seraj Kyaw Moe Tun and Myanmar's National Unity Consultative Council The International Court of Justice Victoria Tauli-Corpuz and Juan Carlos Jintiach Human Rights Data Analysis Group