U.N. Grant Funds Game to Prevent 3rd World Abuse of Women

October 9, 2008 -

The United Nations Population Fund has awarded Champlain College's Emergent Media Center a $600,000 grant to develop an interactive game aimed at preventing violence against women in developing nations. The target audience for the game will be young boys and the game will be rolled out in South Africa initially.

Toward that end, a group faculty and students from Champlain visited Cape Town in August. For more information, check out the Emergent Media Center's blog or join its Facebook group


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Re: U.N. Grant Funds Game to Prevent 3rd World Abuse of Women

This is just a cop out. Instead of doing something that could possibly help they fund a game to "Teach" Boys not to abuse women, even though in the real world they see it happening all the time. The video game will do nothing, there will be no change to what is happening.

Re: U.N. Grant Funds Game to Prevent 3rd World Abuse of Women

United Nations is more like United Abnation.  They never get shit done right.

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Re: U.N. Grant Funds Game to Prevent 3rd World Abuse of Women

I think most people would be much more likely to play a game where the objective was to abuse women than the other way around.

Re: U.N. Grant Funds Game to Prevent 3rd World Abuse of Women

I don't think they would to be honest.

Re: U.N. Grant Funds Game to Prevent 3rd World Abuse of Women

$600,000 into a videogame is this how they are going to make the world a better place?

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Re: U.N. Grant Funds Game to Prevent 3rd World Abuse of Women

$600,000 is totally enough money to make a video game

Re: U.N. Grant Funds Game to Prevent 3rd World Abuse of Women

Well, the UN would be a lot more effective if countries actually lived up to their original promise and abided by the decisions it made, it's hardly surprising the UN is useless when absolutely every country involved simply ignores it when it suits them, that includes the UK and the US. There's no point submitting yourself to an authority 'when it suits us'.

Re: U.N. Grant Funds Game to Prevent 3rd World Abuse of Women

It would also be more effective if it wasn't overrun with Islamists and at least attempted to stop terrorist states, like the Sudan or say, IRAN.

Re: U.N. Grant Funds Game to Prevent 3rd World Abuse of Women

Agreed, the whole thing has fallen into a state where it is, quite probably, beyond repair, there's no general requirement to 'do good' in the UN anymore, it's every man for himself, and in becoming that, it has completely out-lived its usefullness.

Re: U.N. Grant Funds Game to Prevent 3rd World Abuse of Women

Okay. So?

Re: U.N. Grant Funds Game to Prevent 3rd World Abuse of Women

I don't think it's going to work, guys.

Can we just disband the U.N.? Please? It's become nothing more than a pile of anti-Semitism and corruption.

Re: U.N. Grant Funds Game to Prevent 3rd World Abuse of Women

If only we had moral, ethical leaders who do what is best for their country, and man kind as a whole...

This concept isnt bad, but it will prove on thing, video games have a minimal effect on people.  I am all for it, and then JT and those like him can shut their trap for all of time, but we know that wont happen.

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Re: U.N. Grant Funds Game to Prevent 3rd World Abuse of Women

 I predict this will do nothing.  Aside from that got to give props to the UN for trying to look like it's doing something productive.

 
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Matthew WilsonI think its a good article, and devs can take some lessons from life is strange.04/24/2015 - 10:24pm
Andrew EisenI tinyURL'd it. The world is safe!04/24/2015 - 10:23pm
Matthew Wilson@AE my bad there is nothing I can do about that.04/24/2015 - 10:21pm
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Matthew Wilsonshe got attacked for saying that she personaly has not experienced the harassment some other female devs have, and she got acused of defending GG and ignoring harassment. she ended up getting dog piled because of it.04/24/2015 - 3:43pm
Andrew EisenFine but do you recall ANY details at all?04/24/2015 - 3:38pm
Matthew Wilsonit was several weeks ago now, and I will admit to not saving it.04/24/2015 - 3:36pm
Andrew EisenAttacked HOW and by WHOM for not writing off WHO as evil? Do you have a link or anything?04/24/2015 - 3:31pm
Matthew Wilsonthat is the whole point she was not attacked for saying anything. she was attacked for being willing to debate in the first place, and not just write them off as evil.04/24/2015 - 3:28pm
Andrew EisenI know there's not a lot of room in the Shout box but goodness you're being vague.04/24/2015 - 3:26pm
Andrew EisenGreat, but that STILL doesn't tell me what she said, why she was attacked (or what the attack was) or what "standard line" she's following. Details, man. Details!04/24/2015 - 3:25pm
Andrew EisenOr what the heck Nina White (someone else I've never heard of) is actually referring to.04/24/2015 - 3:24pm
Matthew Wilson@AE she is a game dev. she used to do stuff with hormanix and now works with https://outact.net/#!/?page_id=2 she will often engage and debate both side.04/24/2015 - 3:23pm
Andrew Eisen...following.04/24/2015 - 3:23pm
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