We can’t afford to only talk about or theorize justice. Our growing platform allows us to prioritize putting justice into action. We work to make as much content and education FREE to our followers, all we ask is that those who can afford to invest in our work financially make it a priority to do so. This Giving Tuesday, we are trying to raise $30,000 to secure the funds we need to continue making an impact online and in vulnerable communities where our work is needed. We are asking you to donate so we can continue this work.
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Look at what your donations have allowed us to do in 2020:
Instagram’s child censorship policy is racist
1. Holding Instagram accountable for failure to censor nude images of Black children: This has been an important point of our advocacy work – highlighting the disparity in how Black children are protected online. With your help in reporting, we have had countless images taken down and accounts warned for posting inappropriate photos. We have also focused on a larger need to see instagram change their policies in how images are reported and vetted.
We continue to pursue justice in the Renee Bach case
2. Holding Renee Bach & Serving His Children Accountable: This year, SHC was permanently closed, two families were provided settlements and Renee Bach is no longer allowed to return to Uganda. With your help, we are continuing to pursue accountability & justice to the fullest extent possible, in both U.S. and Uganda.
3. Exposed German pedophile for trafficking & abuse of Ugandan girls: Bery Glaser died in early May from cancer while awaiting trial in Uganda. The NWS community helped us establish a safe shelter for some of the survivors who he trafficked and abused while they waited to testify against him.
Is international adoption child traficking?
4. Exposing corruption in international adoption: We have worked with biological families and adult adoptees to shine a light on the systemic issues with foreign adoptions from Uganda and other countries. We are still presently working on a groundbreaking case that you have helped us raise all legal fees for! For the first time, a birth mother in Uganda is being represented by lawyers in Uganda and in the USA to give her the best fight in reconnecting with her son who was taken from her unlawfully.
5. Comic Relief – Raising the standard for charities & fundraising: After uncovering the truth behind Stacey Dooley’s “Obsesssssssed” #selfie we started to engage in a more critical conversation about Comic Relief’s strategies and fundraising ethics. This opened up a wider conversation where NWS members were interviewed multiple times by BBC and other media. This year, Comic Relief has finally announced they are moving away from the use of white / British celebrities in their fundraising.
Putting a stop to white saviorism
6. Shifts in International NGOs – we don’t need credit, but we can identify change: In the last year, we have watched an increase in local leadership w/ international NGOs, among other shifts in how foreign nationals are conducting themselves in Uganda. While many would never credit us and likely disagree with our approach, we have watched as multiple NGOs have transitioned from white or foreign leadership to Ugandan-lead.
7. Investigations into the most concerning acts of white saviorism: It hasn’t stopped with the Renee Bach case or international adoptions. With our platform, we have been able to investigate and look deeper into other concerning acts where vulnerable people are at-risk or are actively being harmed. We have been able to coordinate with local authorities as well as international media to expose and hold the appropriate individuals or entities accountable.
We stand against anti-Black violence
8. Investing in & amplifying those who are getting it right: We partner with African-lead organizations doing important work, from funding specific needs, to amplifying their content, to connecting them with useful collaborators. We have also been able to provide relief to families in Uganda hit hardest by the economic shutdown caused by the pandemic. Families were provided with food packages and other essential items.
9. Showing up to stand against state-sanctioned, anti-Black violence: After the senseless murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor (among too many others) you helped us raise funds for important Black-lead community work in the USA.
10. First BLM protest in Uganda: The NWS team organised the first ever Black Lives Matter protest in Uganda. Two team members along with other attendees were arrested for “going against Covid regulations”, despite following social distancing guidelines.
This is what your donations have allowed us to do in 2020.
THANK YOU FOR FUNDING OUR WORK. Help us continue making radical change by sending a donation for Giving Tuesday. We are aiming to raise $30,000 this week to secure the funds we need to continue making an impact here on Instagram, and in vulnerable communities where our work is needed.
We prioritize making as much content and education FREE to our followers, all we ask is that those who can afford to invest in our work financially make it a priority to do so. The average donation to NWS is $15. If we have just 2,000 of our nearly 800K IG followers donate $15, we will reach our goal this Giving Tuesday. You can send any amount via PayPal, by using this link PayPal.Me/Nowhitesaviors or our email address Nowhitesaviors@gmail.com or Venmo: @nowhitesaviors.