“Global citizens,” people who self-identify first and foremost not as members of a state, nation or tribe but as members of the human race.
The fight for justice has never been easy. But human history has always been shaped by the courageous actions taken by those with a vision of a better world. From the civil rights movement to the end of Apartheid, people with a belief in a better world have sparked and spread their passion for progress to families, communities and countries across the globe, building justice movements that have changed society forever.
As Global Citizens, we stand against the greatest injustice of our time: extreme poverty. We’re fighting because we know that a world that deprives 1.2 billion people of their basic rights and opportunities is unjust, and unacceptable. We’re fighting because we know that we must be the ones to do something about it.
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Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans on what it means to be a citizen of the world
Hugh Evans started a movement that mobilizes “global citizens,” In this uplifting and personal talk, learn more about how this new understanding of our place in the world is galvanizing people to take action in the fights against extreme poverty, climate change, gender inequality and more. “These are ultimately global issues,” Evans says, “and they can ultimately only be solved by global citizens demanding global solutions from their leaders.”
As Global Citizens 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 to break the cycle of poverty themselves, but that we need to learn, and take action, to change the rules that trap them in broken global systems that have been in place for far too long.
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.
3 reasons why we can win the fight against Poverty
Half of the world’s poorest people have something in common: they’re small farmers. In this eye-opening talk, activist Andrew Youn shows how his group, One Acre Fund, is helping these farmers lift themselves out of poverty by delivering to them life-sustaining farm services that are already in use all over the world. Enter this talk believing we’ll never be able to solve hunger and extreme poverty, and leave it with a new understanding of the scale of the world’s biggest problems.
What does it mean to be a citizen of the world?
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. Get started by reading our manifesto, and seeing the latest stories and actions in our key themes of food and hunger, education,health, water and sanitation, enterprise and innovation, women and girls, and sustainability.
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