Friday, October 15, 2010

Why Water?

Hi Guys,

In order to support Blog Action Day 2010 which is today, i'll write in english. Hope you guys can understand what is all about.

Blog Action Day is an annual event held every October 15 that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking a global discussion and driving collective action.

Why Water?

Right now, almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. That’s one in eight of us who are subject to preventable disease and even death because of something that many of us take for granted.

Access to clean water is not just a human rights issue. It’s an environmental issue. An animal welfare issue. A sustainability issue. Water is a global issue, and it affects all of us.

Do You Know?

In Africa alone, people spend 40 billion hours every year just walking for water. Women and children usually bear the burden of water collection, walking miles to the nearest source, which is unprotected and likely to make them sick.

Time spent walking and resulting diseases keep them from school, work and taking care of their families.

Along their long walk, they're subjected to a greater risk of harassment and sexual assault. Hauling cans of water for long distances takes a toll on the spine and many women experience back pain early in life.

With safe water nearby, women are free to pursue new opportunities and improve their families’ lives. Kids can earn their education and build the future of their communities.

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hamzah ian said...

baru tau ada blog action day

etomyam said...

halamak seriously didn't know about this event huhuhu

CatlinaFly said...

salam lily..jom join contest me..dah ada tambah kategori lucky draw :) good luck

Sharinginfoz said...

i missed this one, maybe next year, we can talk about other issues

toughcookie said...

omg... this campaign is so timely la.. masa i form 4 in 1991, ada project Our Water Our World, a joint venture project between Girl Scouts USA & Girl Guides Malaysia... kitorang siap buat research on how to conserve water and how important it is to appreciate water + cleanliness at the beaches, etc. Like that was almost 20 years ago?? i think this campaign should start hitting budak2 sekolah semua sebab good habits and awareness should start young.