About the Emergent Media Center at Champlain College
The Emergent Media Center at Champlain College is comprised of creative, intelligent, and talented college students, guided by faculty and staff, who work to find new ways to utilize technology and media, such as electronic games, to tackle challenging problems across the world. Completed projects include: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Games for Health grant, Massachusetts General’s Center for Integration of Medicine & Innovative Technology Emergency Response training game, an IBM project in virtual worlds, and BREAKAWAY– an episodic global, online game sponsored by the United Nations Population Fund with the goal of changing behavior around violence against women and girls. For more information, visit www.champlain.edu/centers-of-excellence/emergent-media-center
About United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
The UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. The organization expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. The UNFPA believes that all human beings are entitled to equal rights and protections. The UNFPA educates individuals and communities about their human rights, so they can demand the respect and basic services they are entitled to. The UNFPA expands the scope of its work by partnering with civil society, academic institutions and the private sector. For more information, visit www.unfpa.org.
United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign (UNiTE)
The United Nations Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign aims to raise public awareness and increase political will and resources for preventing and ending all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world. They believe that this goal can only be realized through meaningful actions and ongoing political commitments of national governments, backed by adequate resources. For more information, visit endviolence.un.org.
About Population Media Center (PMC)
PMC is an international nonprofit organization that strives to improve the health and well-being of people around the world addressing a variety of issues. The PMC collaborates with the mass media and other organizations worldwide to bring stabilization to human population numbers at a level that can be sustained by the world’s natural resources and to lessen the harmful impacts of humanity on the earth’s environment. The PMC believes in a world with smaller and more prosperous families, a world where boys and girls have equal opportunities, and a world where the stress on earth’s environment has been reduced. They believe that these goals can be achieved by educating people about the benefits of small families, encouraging the use of effective family planning methods, elevating women’s status, and promoting gender equity. For more information, visit www.populationmedia.org.