Thursday, August 28, 2014

aksyon/2015: To Inspire Action Among Everyone

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In 2015, the Millennium Development Goals will expire. Last August 19, 2014. Tuesday, starts the countdown before its expiration. At the same time, civil society organizations all over the world had a simultaneous launch of action/2015 to have a stronger call for a just and sustainable world. It is a citizen’s movement and the biggest global campaign platform that seeks to lobby for transformational change around the world. 

In the Philippines, aksyon/2015 campaign will focus on addressing poverty and inequality, ensuring climate justice and resilience and good governance. Its aim is to inspire actions that empower the marginalized and collectively tackle the root causes of inequality, injustice, poverty and climate change. It promotes development justice where people are able to realize their rights.

Members of the media joined the aksyon/2015 launch and media briefing last August 19, 2014 from 9:00 to 11:00 in the morning at Max’s Restaurant, Circle Food Complex, Elliptical Road, Quezon City.
Special guest was Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte who delivered the keynote speech.She also shared some of Quezon City's current and future projects that are related to the MDG of 2015. Other guests were Dodo Macasaet of Code NGO, Beckie Malay of GCAP, Frabncis dela Cruz of Climate Action Network and Erning Ofracio of the urban poor community.

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The aksyon/2015 citizens movement is a calling for "transformational change to realize a just and sustainable future" for the Philippines and the world.This is in light of the obvious widening gap between the rich and the ppor, and the continuously growing number of landless, jobless, malnourished, uneducated, and sick.

Dodo Macasaet
Beckie Malay of GCAP
QC Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte
Francis dela Cruz of Climate Action Network

Erning Ofracio, an urban poor leader

Aksyon/2015 is the localized version of the international action/2015 campaign aligned with Global Moves for Justice where a series of iMove activities such as public actions, mass mobilizations, conversations, petitions, rallies, events and processes - both onground and online are held in several countries in Asia and around the world to raise awareness and confront the reality and consequences of obscene inequality, injustice and insecurity.

The group seeks to engage more people from the civil society network organizations to join them and actively participate to campaign against the mentioned realities in our society right now. They want to inspire action among everyone, not just among the people who attended the press con but also the ones who will get to read similar stories like these.

If everyone will pitch in and devote a few hours of their time towards the common goal, we will be successful.

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