May 15, 2013
What is a Global Citizen?
poverty, birth mortality, children, environment
The fight for justice has never been easy. But human history has always been shaped by courageous actions and a vision of a better world.
From the civil rights movement to the end of Apartheid, people with a vision of a better world have sparked and spread their passion for change in families, communities and countries... building social movements that changed things forever.
As Global Citizens, we stand against the greatest injustice of our time: extreme poverty. Because we know that a world that deprives 1.3 billion people of their basic rights and opportunities is unjust, and unacceptable. We know that we must do something about it. We celebrate the efforts made to cut extreme poverty by half, but recognise more still needs to be done. We know that people living in extreme poverty are working hard themselves, and that we need to learn, and take action, to change the rules that trap them in broken systems.
We don't ask for charity, we ask for justice. And we put our hands up to write the next chapter in the greatest story yet to be told... the end of extreme poverty.
Using Global Citizen we unite and amplify our collective voice, working together to learn more and take action on issues that perpetuate extreme poverty. We share our passion for the issues we care about, and mobilise around crucial moments for change.
Help us build the movement of Global Citizens taking action for change - share the Global Citizen story and refer your friends today.