With this podcast we give our community the opportunity to get to know the Giraffe Heroes behind the foundation better by gaining deeper insight into their work. Thus you will have an opportunity of a direct encounter with these personalities sticking their necks out for the common good, fighting for the social issues that matter: justice, freedom, our environment. In our podcast, commended Giraffes are talking with us about the issues that count most for them and which drive them “To Stick their Necks Out” for our common good. We offer you a direct and often very personal "look" behind the scenes of their day to day activities. What made them start fighting for their local communities? How did they manage to cope with and overcome resistance? And yes, what concerns them and which dangers do they perceive as threatening the success of their struggle? Be inspired and have fun!


episode 34: A shared sentence

GNE: breaking the circle of crime

When parents are incarcerated, their children are punished, too. Prisoners’ families, particularly their children, are often termed the ‘innocent victims’ of crime. Since 2012, the Global Network for Equality, founded by kanthari alumni K.R. Raja is doing an impressive job for the children of incarcerated parents. They are successfully breaking the circle of the crime. In our talk, Raja gives us first a very interesting general picture on how the situation of the families are and how the children can be identified and monitored, to guarantee they really get ideal support. In the second half of the talk he convinces us on how the organisation works in detail and proves the initial motivation. We also talked about how, since two years, they’re also working with children of women prisoners, who’s mothers are extremely stigmatized as soon as they are accused of a crime.



 2021-05-04  1h16m