Founded by Farah N. Mawani, who was a co-founder of Free the Hikers, an advocacy organization that pushed for three hikers to be released from Iranian authorities, Farahway Global describes itself as a "Social Media, Public Engagement, Human Rights and Mental Health agency." What exactly does that mean? Well, using community-building practices, social media and public engagement, the organization attempts to raise awareness on human rights, and mental health issues. They also offer consulting services.
Faraway Global is based out of Toronto's Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) and in the latest issue of Collider, in the Pigeon Post section, they spoke briefly on their latest initiative, 'Bullets to Butterflies, an Interactive Art Exhibit."
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Farahway Global Uses Public Engagement and Community-Building
1. Rights-focused Social Media - Opportunity to disrupt traditional media and advocate for human rights through social media engagement.
2. Community-building Practices - Opportunity to disrupt traditional communication methods and build community using new and innovative approaches.
3. Interactive Art Exhibits - Opportunity to disrupt traditional art exhibits and create interactive experiences that engage audiences and raise awareness on social issues.
1. Social Media Marketing - Opportunity to disrupt traditional marketing strategies by focusing on social media advocacy and community-building practices.
2. Human Rights Advocacy - Opportunity to disrupt traditional advocacy methods and engage with audiences using interactive art and social media engagement.
3. Mental Health Consulting - Opportunity to disrupt traditional consulting methods by incorporating community-building and social media engagement into mental health services.