At PeaceGeeks, we work with refugees, immigrants and communities at risk to build the digital tools they need for peace and humanitarian action. Join us to #GiveItUp4Peace! It's not too late to sign up, or donate now to support our projects helping communities that are forced to give up everything due to conflict and displacement.
Will you give up
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Every day, conflict and crisis force people to give up their life as they know it. In a time of increasing polarization in digital spaces, the world needs more peacebuilders than ever before.
PeaceGeeks is a Vancouver-based nonprofit that builds digital tools to empower communities in the pursuit of peace. Join us to make a difference!
Here are the projects you're supporting:
Designed alongside newcomers and settlement organizations in Metro Vancouver, including MOSAIC, ISSofBC and SUCCESS, the Pathways app helps newcomers create a timely action plan to settle and thrive in Canada, personalized to their needs and circumstances. Learn more.
Launched by PeaceGeeks in Jordan, Meshkat Community hosts workshops, incubation programs, collaborative networks and runs a digital hub for youth and members of at-risk communities. Participants learn to use the power of locally-relevant content — blogs, audio, videos, visual art, social media — to strengthen peace and tolerance online. Learn more.
Sign up on your own or with a team!
Decide what you will give up for the month of October.
Set a and ask your friends to donate to support communities in pursuit of peace.
From Oct. 1-31, complete your Give It Up challenge every day. Share your journey using #GiveItUp4Peace
With over 68.5 million people displaced globally, meeting the world's growing needs requires more than traditional aid.
In 2016, people like you raised over $30,000 to help launch the Services Advisor web app for the United Nations Refugee Agency. The app provides critical information that continues to connect the 3+ million refugees in Jordan and Turkey to humanitarian services such as food, shelter, medicine and protection.
This year, our goal is to raise $45,000. Your funds raised will support projects like the Pathways app that helps newcomers settle in Canada, and Meshkat Community which empowers the next generation of digital peacebuilders in Jordan to combat hate and violence online.
#GiveItUp4Peace is a great way to propel tech for peace and humanitarian action, while engaging employees in a fun and competitive challenge.GET MORE INFO
Our corporate partners, which include businesses of diverse sizes and industries, are integral to making #GiveItUp4Peace possible, such as sponsoring our Launch Party and other campaign aspects. Contact Cherrie at (604) 338 6831 for more info.
Tell us what you're giving up and challenge someone else to #GiveItUp4Peace! Upload your video to YouTube or Instagram -- use the hashtag #giveitup4peace!
Download the PDF file here, made just for you! Put it up in the office or share it with your friends.
howto.giveitup4peace.org is your guide to learn more about the campaign and how to participate
"#GiveItUp4Peace is a perfect charity drive to engage your team because it mixes fun and good natured competition with a sincere understanding of how people in war torn areas largely go without."
"Way before tech for good had its own hashtag, PeaceGeeks was out in the world trying to figure out how to use tech to level the playing field for people living through the most harrowing conflicts and crises on the planet. Tech is the medium but it's humanity that shines through PeaceGeeks' work."
"Meshkat Community and PeaceGeeks provide a real opportunity to unify efforts in the institutions of Zarqa Governorate and build their capacity to plan and implement campaigns to curb racism and hate speech."
"In October 2016, my boyfriend, Ian, and I joined PeaceGeek’s #GiveItUp4Peace campaign.
Ian decided to give up the word, “No.” I often ask Ian to try new adventures with me – like “Let’s canoe to Pitt River Hot Springs” or “Let’s try out this new restaurant” – and his reactions range from “Not a chance” to “Maybe another time.” #GiveItUp4Peace helped Ian see how often he says no. It also showed me how frequently I ask Ian for things.
#GiveItUp4Peace is a great campaign and I’m excited to participate again! This year I’m giving up social media. I’d like to say a huge thank you to PeaceGeeks for providing a fun opportunity for self-reflection and goal setting."