Stand Up & Take Action is the largest global initiative for action by people to take action for a better world. It speaks directly to ending poverty, ensuring every child gets an education, it promotes fair and just treatment of women, a HIV free world, sustainable climate positive actions and a global collective for development.
Stand Up & Take Action is not just about taking a stand on 17 October, but is about working together for a period of time to ensure we reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. So it is about making at least a 6-year commitment!
Through the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP), Stand Up is part of a movement to bring about positive social change and GCAP acts to remind leaders at G8 & G20 Summits to stay the course to build a fair and just world. The involvement of the United Nations Millennium Campaign acts to ensure that the MDGs stay on the international development agenda.
So, being a supporter of Stand Up & Take Action is not just about the 17th October, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. It is about working everyday to make a difference and in South Africa; Stand Up & Take Action will work as a rolling campaign of mass action for the realisation of human dignity for all who live here.
We will do this by:
- Working to highlight the nature & extent of poverty and how this limits people ability to access and enjoy their Constitutional Rights
- Working with supporters from government, civil society and business to highlight and celebrate important local and international event days such as:
- Each of these highlight activities will ensure we never lose sight of the many challenges we face and the great initiatives and people working to make South Africa a great place to live.
- Working with other partners to highlight development challenges and the MDGs during the FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa.
- Building towards mobilising 20 million people in SA to Stand Up & Take Action on 17 October 2010.
So, there are many reasons to join Stand Up & Take Action as a supporter but none more compelling than the idea that we can work together to build a great country, for all.
Join the largest global campaign for a better world, now !
Stand Up 09 Team