The Global Goals

Have you ever wanted to make a difference but didn’t know how? Whether it is just a small thing like picking up litter or a larger experience like participating in a 30 Hour Famine? If so, you should totally check out the Global Goals.

The Global Goals is an initiative for sustainable development, that 193 World Leaders signed in September of 2015. Their goal is to end inequality, extreme poverty and climate change in 15 years. As explained on their website, they believe that the goals will only be completed is awareness is raised and we keep the leaders accountable.

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The Global Goals

 

The goal that stuck out the most to me was #5: Gender Equality. I think this is such an important subject that is unfortunately relevant everywhere. As someone who grew up playing sports with boys, I faced gender inequality at an extremely young age. I was constantly told I wouldn’t be able to do the same things they could, and it seriously affected my self esteem. I think it is extremely important that we inspire and empower girls from a young age to strive to be best they can be and that they should never feel inadequate to the people around them. When I found out about the global goals from one of my favourite YouTuber’s, Tanya Burr, I was inspired to find out more about the initiative.

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Something I found extremely cool about the Global Goals, is that they encourage everyone to use social media to spread awareness. Not only do they have a mobile app, they also encourage supporters to use the hashtag #GlobalGoals, to engage in conversation with one another and to spread the word about the Goals. Their website also has a page where it shows what organizations you can get involved with to start helping. They also have a youtube channel, where they posted promotional videos, like this one.

What do you guys think? Would you participate in the #Global Goals? Which one would you pick? Let me know in the comments!

Facebook: Have you heard about the Global Goals initiative to better our world? Click here to find out more!

Twitter: I support gender equality with the #Global Goals. Which goal do you support? http://bit.ly/2l1UQDP

 

 

 

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