Thursdays in Black: The Worst Form of Violence

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Why Wear Black?

It’s perfectly simple: for one day a week, wear black to show your support for survivors of discrimination and violence, and to work together for a world without brutality. In addition, I have decided to add a weekly feature to this blog, in which I will feature a specific Human Rights-related link, article, blog post or other media item and discussion, encouraging others to get involved. Read my first post here.

Link(s) of the Day:

Poverty.com
World Bank: Poverty
Global Issues: Causes of Poverty
GCAP

Why I Chose these Links:

GCAP official logo (C) GCAPThis month’s Social Justice Challenge theme is poverty, and since the hosts for the challenge seem to be AWOL at the moment, I thought I’d devote a couple of my July posts to links related to the topic. Poverty.com is a practical approach to poverty – it is a private website that gives information about what poverty means, the problems it creates, and the ways these can be addressed. The World Bank site gives more reliable facts and figures, while Global Issues looks at the causes of poverty the world over. And, finally, Global Campaign to Action Against Poverty (aka GCAP or the White Band campaign) is the world’s largest coalition against poverty and inequality. In their own words:

The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) is a growing alliance that brings together trade unions, INGOs, the women’s and youth movements, community and faith groups and others to call for action from world leaders in the global North and South to meet their promises to end poverty and inequality.

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We, the GCAP movement, will not rest until we defeat the underlying and structural causes that impoverish and exclude large sections of the population, including women, indigenous peoples, minorities, children, youth, persons with different abilities, people of different sexual orientations, workers, dalits and displaced persons, amongst others.

It’s the best of the above links and the one that, I think, will make the most difference, so I would definitely suggest checking it out and finding out what you can do to help!

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