Blog Action Day is a united effort for thousands of writers around the world to raise awareness on a single issue. For 2007, the issue was the environment. For this year, 2008, the issue is poverty.
Nobody has a universal answer to solve the poverty problem around the world. Individuals may have pieces of the puzzle, but there isn’t a straightforward answer. By asking thousands of people to provide their opinions, we raise not only awareness of the issue, but the spectre of hope. We can only hope that by joining voices, we can all do our part to make the poverty problem a little less of an issue. Every little bit makes a difference.
If you’re interested in some of the various resources on the web about the current poverty crisis, you can check out:
- Causes of Poverty – provides facts, statistics, and articles on the global causes and effects of poverty
- WorldBank’s Poverty Net – many additional resources on poverty management and analysis
Though Blog Action Day is not the only organization making an effort to raise awareness about the global poverty problem, it’s a good way for concerned individuals and organizations to get involved.
I hope to write a number of articles over the next few months, leading up to Blog Action Day itself.
Won’t you join the effort?