BE THE CHANGE THAT YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD - MAHATMA GANDHI.
The BE THE CHANGE platform seeks to connect people from across the world, through the sharing of stories, skills and lessons learnt. We invite you to share stories of campaigns from across the world and become part of a growing global movement for positive social change. You can also offer skills to help other campaigns or find people that can help you!
BE THE CHANGE is a new global public awareness campaign around citizen action and `civic space’.
WHAT WE AIM TO ACHIEVE
BE THE CHANGE seeks to inspire and celebrate citizen action and thereby raise awareness about `civic space’, the importance of it and our need to protect it. The freedom to speak out (freedom of expression), to organise (freedom of association) and to take action (freedom of assembly) are all part of what is called `civic space’ and no one has the right to deny you these rights. In many parts of the world these rights are being reduced or interfered with but thousands of people around the world are speaking out, organising and taking action and we aim to celebrate that and create awareness about the need to protect these rights.
HOW THE PLATFORM WORKS
You can get involved either through sharing a story of actions or campaigns that you or someone you know have undertaken, or that you find inspiring, that has successfully led to positive social change. You can offer help to other campaigns or seek help for your campaign –or, simply just browse to get an idea of the inspiring things that people around the world are doing to make a difference.
Through the platform you can share photos and videos; comment on, like and share your own posts and those of others (like you would on social media) and you can browse the `lessons learnt’ by others around the world as they play their part in being the change.
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Be the change is a global campaign that seeks to inspire, connect and protect citizen action, #BETHECHANGE