RITIMO

Identity card

The Ritimo network brings together sites and organisations (documentation centres, resource sites, media and online documentaries, etc.) that are collectively committed to a project of citizen mobilisation for international solidarity. Ritimo is a union of associations (and cooperatives) with a number of goals stated in its bylaws:

– coordinate member associations in view of carrying out joint actions.

– make information on sustainable development and international solidarity available to the widest possible audience.

– represent these members before various instances, in particular on the national and international levels.

– encourage pooling of resources and exchanges of experience between member associations.

Objectives

Extract from the Charter (2005)

Within our associations, we act together and in a network to:

make available to the widest possible audience information that is plural, critical, diversified and gives precedence to associative sources from both southern and northern countries;

encourage exchanges and alliances between militants and partners from various associations, organisations, institutions and movements in order to deepen reflection and get the public at large to share our convictions;

promote and participate in both local and global actions, to construct fair international relations, succeed in eliminating poverty and inequality, and defend human rights;

analyse and question our societies’ modes of development and consumption, which are incompatible with sustainable, inclusive development;

participate in planetary citizenship education (making people aware of issues related to international solidarity, sustainable development, the environment and peace) to give each individual the information and awareness required to act as a responsible citizen.

Modes of action

  • development of teaching material
  • training
  • networking of actors
  • books, reviews publishing
  • legal and citizen watch, diffusion of information

Target audience

  • associations
  • citizens
  • workers
  • general public

Thematic areas

  • citizenship
  • education
  • tools & methods
  • information