Halabol: of Social Change and Social Media

Halabol has made an incredible splash in the social sector since launching last year. Within just 16 months, the team has steered their outreach platform to great heights, providing a meaningful link between activists and an engaged audience.

Author Anna Rees, 05.28.13

Halabol has made an incredible splash in the social sector since launching last year. Within just 16 months, the team has steered their outreach platform to great heights, providing a meaningful link between activists and an engaged audience.

The team behind Halabol created the platform as a means for facilitating social change and the dedicated site acts as a virtual meeting point for anyone looking to sink their teeth into all manner of social causes.

Taking the swiss-army knife approach, Halabol offers a range of tools for activists to get their message out there and for switched-on citizens to get more involved in the issues that concern them, such as news items, campaigns, petitions, events and ideas, via its user-based system, allowing people and organisations to take their ideas and turn them into concrete methods for instigating change.

Visitors to the site can create an account and begin posting campaigns and petitions or blogging about a particular issue. Much like the most popular forms of social media, users can follow one another, meaning you can stay up-to-date with the latest goings on of people with similar interests.

The breadth of topics that people can engage with via Halabol is vast, ranging from Animal Welfare, to Environment and Human Rights. Halabol’s emphasis on user-driven content puts grassroots activity under the spotlight, providing a means for community-level organisations and activists to spread their message while simultaneously showcasing the way that social issues are being tackled from the bottom up in India.

Check out this quick video below for insight into how you can use Halabol to address social issues:

Looking to effectively spread your social message or want to know more about a particular issue? Head over to their website and check out the encyclopedic array topics and campaigns.

Author: Anna Rees/ RESET editorial

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Increasing accessibility and the ability to communicate with thousands of citizens quickly has made the internet a tool of choice for individuals or organisations looking to spread a social message far and wide.