Thanks to my good friend Jennifer at Another Jennifer, I got clued in on Blog Action Day 2013. Founded in 2007, Blog Action Day brings together bloggers from different countries, interests and languages to blog about one important global topic on the same day. Past topics have included Water, Climate Change, Poverty, Food and the Power of We, with over 25,000 blogs taking part since 2007.
#BAD13, #HumanRights, #Oct16
This year the focus is on Human Rights. Before I went into the military, I actually wanted to work for Amnesty International. I tried to get a job with them when I was living in Paris, but it unfortunately did not work out.
Amnesty is a global movement of more than 3 million people in over 150 countries and territories. Together, we campaign to end grave human rights abuses. Our vision is for everyone to enjoy all the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and in international human rights laws and standards.
How badly would that suck to just be kicked out of your house? I don’t like it, you shouldn’t like it either.
We benefit in our country from living in a land that values human rights. Can you imagine what life would be like to live in a place where the government massacred its citizens or kept us from needed medicines, food? Can you imagine not having access to clean water?
Thankfully we don’t have to.
Please visit Amnesty International to learn how you can help stop this injustice. Because housing IS a human right!