Blog Action Day 2012 ~ The Power of WE ~ #powerofwe

Dear All,

I cordially welcome you to Few Miles! As you all know, today is Blog Action Day, and this year the theme is The Power of WE.

Why, I hear you ask? The Power of WE is a celebration of ration of people working together to make a positive difference in the world, either for their own communities or for people they will never meet half way around the world. (Taken from BAD page)

There are hundreds of examples listed on Blog Action Day website such as fighting for healthier meals for kids in schools, protecting people’s rights in countries far away, stopping practices in industries that hurt the environment and communities, ensuring people small-scale farmers get fair deals, the rights of women and children are protected and many more. And so far, I’ve supported the causeWater on 2010, Food on 2011, and this time, without any doubts, I’m highlighting a severe issue that prevails in the world.

What’s that severe issue, I hear you ask?

I hope most of us might have heard/seen/read about #Haryana #Rape #Issue where 19 rape cases have been recorded in the past one month. Let she may be a two-year-old girl or a thirty-year-old woman, but if she is a Dalit, then she can be raped in Haryana. She can be raped in a field on late nights or in the godown on an afternoon or even in her own house at gunpoint on a mournful morning. No one is ready to register a complaint, even if the victim registers a complaint, nothing could stop those rapists, and the rape count goes up steadily till date.

Why I want to highlight the issue here on Blog Action Day?

The reason is simple, to show the power of we, and to help to stop this crime against women. It is painful to read it on newspaper.

Can someone say how painful it is to know that a 2-year-old baby was raped? A 2-year-old? Did she at least know what is meant by that?

A 13-year-old girl was gang-raped by nine men. Can you image nine men taking turns on 13-year-old kid? How painful it would be? What should we do to stop this crime against women? Can we cut those men off? (Castrate) Yes, we can.

A 17-year-old girl was gang-raped by four people for nine consecutive days. Can you imagine being raped for nine consecutive days? Nine days? Can you imagine how painful it is to be in that position? Tears rolls down my cheeks when I type this. What do to in this case? Behead them? Yes, we can.

And 16 more such incidents (most of them are gang-raped) are recorded in the past one month.

How should we react to show THE POWER OF WE?

We can suggest the Government to perform a Commando Operation, to shoot the rapist at first sight itself without questioning or arguing with them, if the victim could identify them. And if Human Rights commission raises a question against this action, then the answer should be, they are not at all humans, they are not even animals, because animals are better than humans are; they are fucking rapists, and they have crushed the dreams of a future achievers.

Let’s speak out, let’s join hands, let’s make this bigger and make people listen us to stop the crime against women such as rape, sexual molestation and for lip service, because these men deserve no sympathy, and must be given deterrent punishment.

What say? Let show the POWER OF WE to STOP THE VIOLENCE/CRIME AGAINST WOMEN!

I’m keeping this post short. If you like to read in detail, stop here.

Read more posts which shows the POWER OF WE here on Blog Action Day. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Pin Interest and You Tube.

Also Blog Action Day’s Not-For-Profit Partners have provided some inspiring content for your Blog Action Day posts. Take a look at it.

Source: Action Aid Day
Source: Oxfam | Demand that the President of the World Bank puts a freeze on big land deals | Q & A on the issue of Land Grabs | Reports and background information | Female Food Heroes | We Can Campaign
Source: Greenpeace | Access Greenpeace photos and videos might be a bit daunting
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Source: Heifer International | Blog

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World Food Day – Blog Action Day – 2011

BlogJunta - An ode to the Blogosphere


Dear Friends,

I cordially welcome you to Few Miles! Today in association with BAD, I am writing about Food.

Firstly, what is BAD? BAD is Blog Action Day, an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day. Our aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion around an important issue that impacts us all.

Secondly, Why to write about FOOD? This year Blog Action Day coincides with World Food Day (16th October), a time that focuses the world’s attention on food, something we all have in common.

What is Food? According to Wiki, Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals.

What is World Food Day? World Food Day was established by FAO’s Member Countries in November 1979. The World Food Day theme for 2011 is “Food prices – from crisis to stability“.

How important is Food?
Food is usually ingested by an organism (human or any) and assimilated by the body’s cells in an effort to produce energy, maintain life, and to stimulate growth. A human being can survive up to 21 days of total starvation but it again depends on how healthy he/she is.

What is the reason for starvation?
The reason for starvation for Food could be either lack of rainwater, poor cultivation land, or it could be any. If it is because of nature then it is difficult to find a solution but if the reason is Government then what to do?

Flash News: “India Food Prices Edge Higher” “Onion, Petrol and Beer Costs Rs 70” “Food inflation rate goes high” “Tens of thousands of people have gathered in India’s capital to protest surging food prices” “Onion prices goes high, 100/KG” and the story goes on…

Why this is happening only in developing countries like India? If the theme of this year’s World Food Day is to change from crisis to stability then it should be followed everywhere right? I wish it to be… because people who earn 100 Rs per day are starving for food and shelter.

What are the impacts of starvation?
A picture is worth a thousand words…” Here are few of the pictures that will show what reality is.

Tears? I had starved for food for many days in my childhood because my sweet family is richer than richest in love and affection but was poor in terms of monetary values. With God’s grace and our hard work made us, what we are today but it is not the same for all individuals in developing nations. So try to help the poor if not with money at least with Food.

On this note, I wish to share about Akshaya Patra, an initiative to enable hunger free education in India, and it serves 1.3 million Children in India. The birth of Akshaya Patra started with a story of compassion. Looking out of a window one day in Mayapur, a village near Calcutta, His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada saw a group of children fighting with street dogs over scraps of food. From this simple, yet heart breaking incident, came the determination that: No one within a ten-mile radius of our center should go hungry and it bloomed to “No child in India should be go hungry” and it is successful as it already serving 1.3 million children in India. For more info visit www.akshayapatra.org.


Here is an acrostic about Food ~

F – Food has to be donated
O – Only if it is worth eating
O – Old, rotten foodstuffs may
D – Destroy the hope of little flowers

Save little flowers because they are the future of the world.

There is so much to say about food but it cannot be said in a single post so my dear readers read all the posts participating in Blog Action Day to help us to fight for the theme. Also, share this post to spread the word… Will you?

Take a quiz now which is mandatory and please think about the last question. Do make a change by supporting us with your mail. Vande Mataram

Like this post? Leave a comment here as your favorite post for this edition.

I thank ‘Save The Child’ Organization for appreciating the work. Ultimately people should think that’s what I want as a writer. 🙂 SmileS 🙂

You can read other participating Blog Action Day posts from the twitter widget below..


Image Credits – Google

WATER – BAD 2010

Wanted
And
The
Expected
Ridicule


Is water, without that there is no life at all. I like to pen down some of the most important aspects of water crisis.

Water contamination: Due to pollutants and chemical waste from industries, the water gets contaminated and costs lots of lives.


Water Scarcity: Due to scarcity of clean water, many towns in this world are affected. Can someone drink this water? Is it absolve from diseases

A picture worth thousand words”.

Can you find water? Or it’s hiss

Actually it hurts to see this pictures, but there are many more hurting things to be revealed.


PS: These info’s are taken from BAD reminder mail


The problem of scarce clean water:

Nearly 1 billion people lack access to clean water, which causes a litany of struggles, diseases and even death.

– 40 Billion Hours: African women walk over 40 billion hours each year carrying cisterns weighing up to 18 kilograms to gather water, which is usually still not safe to drink. More Info [http://www.charitywater.org/whywater/]

– 38,000 Children a Week: Every week, nearly 38,000 children under the age of 5 die from unsafe drinking water and unhygienic living conditions. More Info [http://www.charitywater.org/whywater/]

– Wars Over Water: Many scholars attribute the conflict in Darfur at least in part to lack of access to water. A report commissioned by the UN found that in the 21st century, water scarcity will become one of the leading causes of conflict in Africa. More Info [http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/World_News_3/article_6808.shtml]

– A Human Right: In July, to address the water crisis, the United Nations declared access to clean water and sanitation a human right over. But we are far from implementing solutions to secure basic access to safe drinking water. More Info [http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=35456&Cr=sanitation&Cr1]

Water solutions:
The good news is that there are great organizations working on solutions and new tools that empower people to do their part to address the water crisis.

– Building Wells: Organizations like Water.org and charity: water are leading the charge in bringing fresh water to communities in the developing world.

– Technology for Good: Do you want to measure how much water it took to make your favorite foods? There’s an app for that. More Info [http://virtualwater.eu/]

– Conservation Starts at Home: The average person uses 465 liters of water per day.
Find out how much you use and challenge your readers to do that same.
More Info [http://www.h2oconserve.org/?page_id=503]

– Keeping Rivers Clean: We can all take small steps to help keep pollution out of our rivers and streams, like correctly disposing of household wastes. More Info [http://www.nrdc.org/water/pollution/gsteps.asp]

– Drop the Bottle: Communities around the world are taking steps to reduce water bottle waste by eliminating bottled water. More Info [http://food.change.org/blog/view/cities_cut_spending_on_bottled_water]


About BAD:

Blog Action Day: Every year they unite bloggers for a common cause and this year we have united for the cause, WATER – SPARE ME FOR YOUR BENEFIT

Prompted at Three Word Wednesday – absolve, hiss, ridicule