The Australian Federal Budget was just released and the government announced a further $141 million reduction to Australia’s foreign aid budget.
As we honour the centenary year of Nelson Mandela’s birth by calling on this generation to #BeTheGeneration to end extreme poverty, Australians have a unique opportunity to demonstrate our willingness to make justice and freedom a reality for all.
But the government continues to raid the aid budget. More than one billion people are living in extreme poverty; this threatens their opportunities, access to healthcare and education, and denies their basic human rights.
We can be the generation to make sure women and girls are treated equally, have access to healthcare, education and end extreme poverty once and for all. But it is going to take one loud, united voice of global citizens.
Take action now to show our leaders that #AustralianAid is a priority.