#WeAreN Campaign—Slacktivism or Success?

When we started the #WeAreN campaign, it was mostly about needing some way to respond to the Nazi-esque marking of innocents in Mosul and to show solidarity with persecuted Christians.

But that simple, emotional act has since exploded into a worldwide movement, and the crazy thing is, it actually seems to be making a difference.

Read more about the movement’s success below, and then let us know what you think in the comments section. Is this just more slacktivism or success?

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“Will the hashtag campaign for Iraqi Christians beat the odds? Even with the noblest of intentions, social-media campaigns often fail to produce any real-world consequences. Such was the unfortunate fate of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.

Although it became so popular that even first lady Michelle Obama ‘did her part’ and tweeted a picture of herself holding a sign that read ‘#BringBackOurGirls,’ the hashtag failed to inspire anyone, most importantly Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan, to mount a concerted effort to recover the missing schoolchildren. Four months after the hashtag went viral, most of the young girls originally kidnapped remain missing.

However, once in a while, social media cause actual change. The #WeAreN campaign is one of those success stories…”

Read more here.