Today is Blog Action Day — and this year we're joining pens, pads and keyboards to discuss inequality.
Blog Action Day has existed since 2007. It's a yearly event that sparks awareness and important discussions by uniting thousands of bloggers, focusing on one theme, and reaching a collective audience of millions. Over 1,500 bloggers have joined the initiative this year, coming from over a hundred different countries.
Have a thing or two to say about inequality?
Then participate in #Blogaction14 by registering your own blog. Write in any language, from any country. Also remember that a blog is a wide definition: Vlogs, podcasts, photos, design and social media sites all count. On Twitter, keep an eye on the hashtags #Blogaction14, #Inequality and #Oct16.
Global Voices’ compilation
Once again, Global Voices is an official partner of the event, and some of our great contributors have joined in with their personal blogs. See their posts below:
- Desigualdade: essa mora ao lado #Blogactionday (Inequality that lives next door, in Portuguese) by Amigos de Januária
Friends of Januária, a Rising Voices grantee, calls attention to homeless people in small towns of Brazil with both video and text.
- The woes of inequality by Sanjib Chaudhary
Sanjib Chaudhary brings stories of inequality from his home village in Eastern Nepal. He describes inequality as living in a sea of woes.
- Bildungsungleichheit durch Homogenisierung (Educational inequality by homogenization, in German) by Katrin Zinoun
Katrin Zinoun writes about inequality in the German education system that fails to deal with the social diversity.
- Desigualdad (en Latinoamérica) (Inequality in Latin America, in Spanish) by Juan Arellano
Juan Arellano discusses inequality in Latin America, linking to his back-list of posts on indigenous people, social protests, growth and more.
- #BlogActionDay Desigualdad (#BlogActionDay Inequality, in Spanish) by Juan Tadeo
Juan Tadeo brings a piece from Mexico, emphasizing political and economic inequality and their social consequences of discrimination and violence.
- Inequality: Made by Humans, Violating Human Rights by Maria Grabowski
A tribute to the basic human rights of equality.