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    The Action Thread Part Two

    (RED) 1 h · When you choose to buy (RED), you are a powerful force in the fight to #endAIDS. https://amzn.to/2B0m44o
  2. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    Hi everyone!! The Action Thread was locked today, so here's where it will continue! The first one was open from 8th April 2014 to 11th January 2017, and it had 416 pages and 8303 posts of action. Here's a link to it: http://zootopia.u2.com/topic/28388-the-action-thread/ Cheers !! (which nothing was wrong other than the thread was getting rather long and that was causing problems. Unfortunately, we are going to have to do the same with a few others also. ~mich)
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    The Action Thread Part Two

    1 CULTURE Poverty may not actually mean what you think October 16 2018 | By: SADOF ALEXANDER JOIN Join the fight against extreme poverty EmailJoin Around the world, there are over 9 million people who are united by the same cause. From different walks of life, across ages and nations, careers and faiths, these 9 million people are all ONE members. Each of them working towards the same goal: ending extreme poverty. There’s no question, this is an important cause. But if we asked some people to explain poverty, chances are they would say different things. That’s because poverty is complicated. It looks different depending on where you are, and there are lots of reasons why it happens. We’ve put together a quick explainer on poverty, why it matters, and what you can do to help eradicate it. The Definitions Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines poverty as “the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions.” On definition alone, the concept of poverty is pretty vague. That’s why there are different ways of measuring poverty. Two of the most frequent ways of defining poverty are absolute and relative. Absolute poverty means that you don’t have enough money for basic needs, like food and housing. Relative poverty compares your circumstances to other people. Since this measurement is based on societal norms, being in relative poverty can lead to social exclusion Then, there’s extreme poverty, which is ONE’s focus. This is defined as living on less than US$1.90 a day. As of 2015, about 10% of the world’s population was experiencing extreme poverty. Of these people, more than half were in sub-Saharan Africa. These are some of the most common ways of defining poverty, but this isn’t all of them. It’s important to be aware of which measurements a source is using. The Causes Just as there are a ton of different definitions of poverty, there are a ton of different causes. There’s an obvious cause that comes to mind: income. Food, shelter, health, and education are all affected by a person’s wages. However, poverty is about a lot more than just income. Access to land, financial services, medical services, social participation, and safe living conditions are all contributing factors. These causes affect some people more than others, meaning that discrimination plays a role. That’s why we say poverty is sexist. There is nowhere in the world where women have the same opportunities as men (and here are 25 facts to prove it). But for girls living in extreme poverty, sexism can be a death sentence. This is unacceptable. Future Potential Behind the definitions and causes of poverty, we must remember that we’re talking about people. We’re talking about girls who are forced into marriage, children who can’t get an education, sick people who can’t get better, and countless others facing difficult situations because of poverty. Even though defining poverty can be difficult, there’s a simple truth: it doesn’t have to be this way. The first Sustainable Development Goal is to end poverty in all its forms by 2030. If we achieve this, people all over the world will be free to reach their potential. Ending poverty is not only possible, but necessary. Together, we can all create an equal, poverty-free world. Are you ready to join the fight against extreme poverty? Become a ONE member today!
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    The Action Thread Part Two

    111 CULTURE Here’s how to use your democratic power for good September 13 2018 | By: SADOF ALEXANDER JOIN Join the fight against extreme poverty EmailJoin Changing the world may seem like an impossible task. Though it may seem a big goal, the truth is that all change starts at home. If you’re passionate about ending extreme poverty, there are actions you can take in your everyday life to make a difference. By using your democratic power, you can create a domino effect that can lead to lasting impact on the world. Here are five ways you can participate in democracy and create change in the world: 1. Vote The power to choose who represents us is a choice that can change the world. From local government, to state, all the way up to federal, who we vote for has lasting effects. Our elected officials have a lot of power – but we’re the ones that give it to them, so exercise that power at the polls whenever you have the opportunity! 2. Contact your representatives Your democratic power doesn’t stop at the voting booth. After elected officials take office, keep in touch with them. Make sure your representatives know what their constituents want and encourage them to stick to their promises. If you’re wondering how to contact your representative, here’s a quick guide: 3. Work within your community No matter where you live, you can participate in your community. Town hall meetings, school boards, and local political programs are just a few ways you can advocate on a local level. Encourage the people around you to get involved, too. As more people get mobilized within a community, bigger changes will happen! 4. Stay informed There’s lots of news out there, and sometimes it can be hard to find out what information is accurate. If you’re unsure what to believe, do your research and seek out sources you can trust. The more information you have, the better equipped you are to participate in democracy. 5. Stand up for your beliefs You have the power to take action, in lots of different ways! Whenever an opportunity comes along for you to support what you believe in, stand up and raise your voice. If you’re looking for a good first step in taking a stand, you can become a ONE member and support the fight to end extreme poverty.
  5. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    Milan Live Thread #U2eiTour

    😎 Thanks all and see you next time
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    Milan Live Thread #U2eiTour

    ooooh!
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    Milan Live Thread #U2eiTour

    love is bigger than anything in its way!
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    Milan Live Thread #U2eiTour

    see you Mich
  9. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    Milan Live Thread #U2eiTour

    they deserve a drink😄
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    Milan Live Thread #U2eiTour

    oooooooh!
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    Milan Live Thread #U2eiTour

    They are
  12. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    Milan Live Thread #U2eiTour

    ❤️
  13. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    Milan Live Thread #U2eiTour

    ahaaaaa
  14. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    Milan Live Thread #U2eiTour

    not bad
  15. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    Milan Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Did I say that's sweet?
  16. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    Milan Live Thread #U2eiTour

    I am all grown up now😁
  17. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    Milan Live Thread #U2eiTour

    I don't know, I was 12 and my head went boooom
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    Milan Live Thread #U2eiTour

    so glad we are all still here
  19. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    Milan Live Thread #U2eiTour

    aaaah whos gonna ride your wild horses?
  20. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    Milan Live Thread #U2eiTour

    beautiful dayyyy
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    Milan Live Thread #U2eiTour

    gloria
  22. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    Milan Live Thread #U2eiTour

    Yees car drive home
  23. tan_lejos_tan_cerca

    The Action Thread Part Two

    Ending AIDS is in the cards.https://amzn.to/2B0m44o