What are your New Year’s resolutions for this year? What if, in addition to hitting the gym on a regular basis and ditching those midnight snack sessions, you had the power to affect the lives of countless individuals living in extreme poverty? As 2015 comes to an end, we’re taking a look back on some of our greatest achievements and challenges in the fight against extreme poverty. In September alone, we witnessed something extraordinary – 139 world leaders committing to 17 Global Goals to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and fix climate change.
Now is the time to begin thinking about what we, as global citizens, need to accomplish in 2016 to carry out these goals.“
GlobalCitizen.org recently sent out this email challenging us and the world to take on one or more of the Global Goals as our New Year’s resolution for 2016. Here at GAD Nicaragua,we’re excited to take on the challenge! We commit to working as hard as we can to make Global Goal 5, Gender Equality for all, a reality in 2016. It is what we are all about, after all.
What are you passionate about? Ending world hunger? Quality education? Climate action? We challenge you to join us and take on one or more of the Global Goals in 2016. By making any or all of the goals your New Year’s resolution, you are joining a movement to create real change for the world’s most vulnerable and disempowered.
Let us know in the comments below which of the Goals you choose.
Happy New Year! Here’s to 2016 being more gender equitable for all. Until “Power, Respect, and Opportunity are no longer gendered.“