Over the past year, we’ve all seen just how important it is to work together to make the world a better, more equal place. At ONE, our fight is bigger, better, and bolder than ever to face the challenges and opportunities of our time. But, creating big change requires a group effort and we’ll need you to get involved!
Here are 5 things you can do to make sure we start tipping the scales:
Find a cause.
Start your journey as an activist off on the right foot by supporting the cause (or causes!) you believe in. Not sure where to start? Here are a few of our favourite organisations that fight for causes we can get behind: The Nadia Initiative, Love Our Girls, Restless Development, the African Women’s Development Fund, and Global Fund for Women.
Learn something new.
Educating yourself is one of the first steps you can take to make the world a better place. Set aside time in your week to learn about the issues that get you fired up and seek out a better understanding of how your involvement can help push a movement forward.
Put your newly acquired knowledge to the test by engaging in conversations about the issues at hand with everyone you know. Speaking to others is one of the best ways to gain insight into how other people feel and can give you the power to understand what barriers lay in the way of solving the issue and where opportunities exist to leverage change. Plus, it’s a great way to spread information to people who may not otherwise have been reached!
Participation in change-making is all about giving one thing: time. Here are a few ways you can get involved: sign a petition, volunteer, write a letter to the editor, write letters to your representative in government, or follow your favourite organisations on social media and help amplify their mission.
Get out of your comfort zone.
Here’s the truth: fighting to make the world a better place isn’t always the most comfortable task. But if there was ever a time when the world needed its citizens to challenge themselves and fight for what’s right, it’s now. We have some big issues to tackle and your actions and voice are important to create change and hold our leaders accountable. The good news is determining how far out of your comfort zone you go is completely up to you. And you don’t always have to leave the house to do so — here are some resources to explore when you want to venture outside of your comfort zone from home.
Fired up? Join us to get in on our world-changing actions!