We all hear discouraging news about threats and damage to the environment, human rights, etc., and we only rarely hear about people and organizations worldwide who are responding and often finding solutions to these issues. Many of these stories can be found in this databse. The issues that this database seeks to address include peace, social justice, environmental concerns, ethnic conflict, corporate abuse, preservation of biological and cultural heritage, among others.
This collection of over 1,000 instances is intended to provide:
Included with the successes are also partial or temporary successes, promising but incomplete efforts, and failed efforts that are worth a second look.
Actions can often be applied to different situations. For instance, a strategy for protecting the environment might also be useful for protecting human rights. So, try browsing to find more valuable strategies and tactics. Just randomly browse through the database, or look at the "Editor's Choice" cases.
Please keep in mind that there are many factors that make for success or failure in a given situation, and that everything contains the seeds of its opposite. No success or failure is ever complete or permanent.
Your comments, corrections, and new success stories will directly help others around the world who are struggling with similar problems. We want to make this project as useful as possible. We ask for the following:
For several years, the database has operated on a shoestring - but now the shoestring is in danger of wearing out. The main cost is website maintenance and processing new case histories. There is now a large backlog of success stories that are waiting to be processed. The cost is not great, but is more than we have. To keep dbsst.org up to date and working well, we need about $3,000, and we have to reluctantly ask for support from you.
So, if you are using this site and find it valuable, please consider making a donation. We promise your funds will be put to very good use. Use the donation button below, or send a check to:
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