1 Billion Acts of Peace

1 Billion Acts of Peace

Everyone matters.
Everyone can make a difference.
And together, we are unstoppable.
The Peacejam Foundation, Google, Wells Fargo, Hill+Knowlton Strategies and many others have come together to create the "One Billion Acts of Peace" Campaign - an international global citizens' movement designed to tackle the most important problems facing our planet.
 
10 Key Issue Areas
 
Advancing Women and Children - It is essential to bring an end to the exploitation of children, and to defend the human rights of women and girls around the world. This includes the right to education, employment, and equal opportunities. The role of women and youth as leaders, and in developing creative solutions to problems in their communities, must be fostered and encouraged.
Access to Water and Natural Resources - The lack of access to clean water and arable land is an increasing problem for many people around the world - and the struggle over these limited resources provides fuel for war and conflict. We must work to ensure access to at least the most basic of natural resources, safe drinking water, for everyone.
Education & Community Development - When we ensure that basic human needs are met, provide quality education, and work to create jobs and adequate housing for all, we are creating a more secure world. The time has come to shift our energy and our resources from a focus on military security, to a long-term investment in true human security.
Global Health and Wellness - One of the effects of globalization is the spread of disease. National boundaries no longer mean what they once did. We must address the challenge of ensuring global health and wellness together as one human family.
Environmental Sustainability - Climate change is a reality. It is essential that we make a concentrated effort involving individual citizens, civil society, and our government leaders to address the many causes for the precarious situation we have created for ourselves, and for animals and other endangered species, here on earth.
Conflict Resolution - One of the first things that we must do is to dismantle our own armed consciousness because we are children of a culture of violence, and our minds have been armed. What is required is a profound understanding of the new realities created by an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world, and a strong belief in the path of nonviolence.
Inclusivity and Cooperation - Racism and hatred based on differences as well as the growing divide between rich and poor are endemic, and it is a problem that affects all of us. We must work together to build acceptance and support within our human family.
Human Rights - The lack of basic human rights and civil liberties, and the persistence of social injustice over long periods of time with no hope or plan for progress or change, always creates a backlash. We need to address the fundamental issues at the core of society and ensure that all people have the right to participate in government processes without fear of retribution, and can live freely in the pursuit of their own happiness.
Alleviation of Extreme Poverty - Our world cannot be secure when so many billions of people are forced to exist on less than $1 per day, without access to even the most basic levels of shelter, sustenance, or education. Extreme poverty can be eliminated in our lifetimes, and poverty in general can also be significantly reduced. Establishing economically sustainable futures for all of humanity must remain a fundamental goal.
Weapons Access and Proliferation - It is incomprehensible that the world still wastes nearly a trillion dollars each year on the weapons of war. We must end the ever increasing spiral of expenditures on arms, both nuclear and conventional, which only serves to increase the likelihood of armed conflict.
 
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