Over the past few decades, industrial activity and migration into Alto Mayo, Peru has led to the decline of forests, landscapes, and wildlife species. But a series of conservation programs have stepped up to protect and restore the land and its biodiversity all while supporting the livelihoods of local communities. ⠀ ⠀ Check the link in bio to learn more about these conservation initiatives and why they are especially crucial during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. ⠀ ⠀ [📷 Marlon del Aguila, Chris Tuite, Ana Yi / Conservation International]⠀ #WorldEnvironmentDay
Protesting isn’t the only way to support racial justice. Here’s something else you can do right now: Evaluate the personal decisions you make daily and see if there’s room for change. Whose emails do you tend to respond to fastest? Who do you choose to set up one-on-one meetings with? Which organizations do you donate to? Are you shopping at Black-owned businesses? “Every day provides us with 1,000 different opportunities to choose racial justice,” says Key Jackson, senior director of movement and capacity building at @RaceForward . Visit the link in our bio for more ways to take action. [📷 Julio Cortez/AP]
“What we're saying is that we're human, too — that we're people, too." These Global Citizens are addressing the history of racial oppression and police brutality in America and explaining how it led to the formation of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.
Protestors across the US are flooding the streets to stand in solidarity with the Black community following the murder of George Floyd. They are raising their voices to support the #BlackLivesMatter movement — and to call for an end to police brutality and racial injustice in the country. These demonstrators kneel in a moment of silence outside the Long Beach Police Department in California. Want to step up for racial justice beyond social media? Visit the link in bio for an activist-recommended guide on how you can take action. [📷 Ashley Landis/AP]
Women collectively spend 200 million hours per day fetching water for their families. That’s time and energy often not spent going to school, working, or simply having fun. The COVID-19 pandemic is putting a strain on women and girls — many of whom have to travel long distances, putting themselves at risk of the virus — just to get the clean water they need to fight it. ⭕ At the link in bio, learn more about six incredible women fighting for water access around the world. [📷 © Jimmy Adriko/UNICEF] #COVID19 #coronavirus
We’re taking you back in time to 1918 in St. Louis, Missouri during the Spanish flu pandemic. St. Louis was one of the few cities in the US that responded quickly to early warnings of the Spanish flu and ordered people to stay home. By enacting social distancing measures, St. Louis contained the spread of the virus, saved many lives, and set an example for how we should approach the current COVID-19 pandemic. ⭕ Check the link in bio to learn how past pandemics can help us tackle COVID-19 and don’t forget to join our new campaign, Global Goal: Unite For Our Future. [📷 Library of Congress] #GlobalGoalUnite #COVID #coronavirus
No one is safe until everyone is safe. That’s why we’re launching Global Goal: Unite For Our Future, a campaign to support COVID-19 testing, treatments, and vaccines for everyone, everywhere. We’re calling on leaders, governments and philanthropists to increase their funding efforts, and we need your help to ensure that no one gets left behind. ⭕️ Visit the link in our bio to take action today to fight this pandemic (and you can even earn rewards for your efforts! ). Unite with us and let’s defeat COVID-19 together. #GlobalGoalUnite
This might look like a trashcan, but it’s actually a handwashing sink that spouts clean water! @LavaMaex and @LoveBeyondWalls are two organizations that have teamed up to install 233 affordable DIY sinks across the US to help people, especially those experiencing homelessness, gain access to clean water so they can wash their hands and protect themselves against COVID-19. ⭕ Check the link in bio to learn more about these popup hand-washing stations and how they are helping vulnerable communities worldwide fight the coronavirus pandemic. [📷Lava MaeX]
Costa Rica just took a major step toward a more inclusive world! The country is the first in Central America — and the sixth country in Latin America at large to legally support marriage equality. ⭕ Visit the link in bio to take our quiz to test your knowledge about the inequalities faced by the members of the global LGBTQ+ community and learn how you can be an ally.
“As Africans our greatest wealth is not to be found in our mineral wealth but in our selves. Our culture, our way of life. In our greatest understanding of self. My purpose is to share that with the world.” - Trevor Stuurman. ⠀ ⠀ @Trevor_Stuurman is a multimedia digital storyteller. In honor of #AfricaDay , he is taking over our Instagram today to share some of his work celebrating the rich culture, beauty, and diversity of the continent. Check out our Instagram story for more. ⠀ ⠀ ⭕ Global Citizen is committed to supporting the United Nations’ Global Goals, 17 goals focused on creating a better world by ending poverty, fighting inequality, and investing in global health and education for all. Visit globalcitizen.org to get involved.
“Representation matters, especially in the mainstream media. We need more decision makers of colour at the table. We need the whole value chain to reflect the demographics of the industry. The whole industry benefits when it is more inclusive because we cannot continue representing the rest of the world as the “Other”. We all deserve to open a magazine, switch on the TV and know that people who look like us have a place in the world. It validates the dreams and identities of the world over, because we cannot become that which we do not see.” - Trevor Stuurman ⠀ ⠀ @Trevor_Stuurman is a multimedia digital storyteller. In honor of #AfricaDay , he is taking over our Instagram today to share some of his work celebrating the rich culture, beauty, and diversity of the continent. Check out our Instagram story for more. ⠀ ⠀ ⭕ Global Citizen is committed to supporting the United Nations’ Global Goals, 17 goals focused on creating a better world by ending poverty, fighting inequality, and investing in global health and education for all. Visit globalcitizen.org to get involved.
“I strongly believe that we are in a new wave of reflecting and reimagining the African narrative. We are challenging and undermining the stereotypes with every piece of work we undertake. We are able to tackle misrepresentation of our people, home, and being by just being our authentic selves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is a laborious journey, so it’s difficult to say how much we still have to do, when you consider that our history was underwritten, underrepresented and appropriated for hundreds of years. African people, despite this, have always kept their own ways of protecting their history and culture. They are resilient, beautiful and proud. That is the work of proactively reclaiming our past for our future. So, it is important for Africans to continue to tell the African story – for Africans by Africans first. I see this process as therapy and a reminder that we are more than our traumas.” - Trevor Stuurman ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @Trevor_Stuurman is a multimedia digital storyteller. In honor of #AfricaDay , he is taking over our Instagram today to share some of his work celebrating the rich culture, beauty, and diversity of the continent. Check out our Instagram story for more. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⭕️ Global Citizen is committed to supporting the United Nations’ Global Goals, 17 goals focused on creating a better world by ending poverty, fighting inequality, and investing in global health and education for all. Visit globalcitizen.org to get involved.
We know that washing your hands is a key way to protect yourself against the coronavirus, but in Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, 100 million people don’t have access to clean water and handwashing facilities. To beat this global pandemic, we need to stand together and fight for the world’s most vulnerable people. That’s why we launched the Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund in partnership with the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority to raise $50 million for urgent COVID-19 relief. ⠀ ⠀ ⭕ Visit the link in bio to learn more and see how you can help.⠀ ⠀ [📷 Sunday Alamba/AP]⠀ #COVID19 #coronavirus #nigeria ⠀ ⠀
While many of us have easy access to running water right in our homes, people in the Navajo Nation across Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico have to travel long distances to windmills or gas stations just to fill up large plastic jugs with water. Lack of access to clean water is only one of the many issues that the Navajo and other Indigenous communities across the US are experiencing during the pandemic. ⠀ ⠀ ⭕ Check the link in bio to read more about the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the Navajo Nation and what can be done to help them beat the pandemic.
Many of us are staying home to protect ourselves from COVID-19, but home is not a safe space for many women and girls. Lockdowns due to COVID-19 are trapping many victims of domestic violence at home with their abusers. Join us in taking a stand against the injustice and help put an end to gender-based violence at the link in our bio.
While you’re staying home to slow the spread of COVID-19, you can still satisfy your wanderlust by swiping for a virtual trip to the beautiful protected landscapes of the Chyulu Hills in southeast Kenya. This region is a popular tourist attraction year-round, but travel restrictions due to COVID-19 have halted tourism in the region and left many workers without an income. ⠀ ⠀ While the end of the pandemic is uncertain, people in the Chyulu Hills have found a silver-lining — a conservation program in the area is offering jobs that can help them get back on their feet and continue to protect the environment. Tap the link in bio to learn more about these conservation initiatives and why they are especially crucial during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. ⠀ ⠀ [📷Ami Vitale,Charlie Shoemaker, Charlie Shoemaker / Conservation International ]⠀ #biodiversity #IDB2020
👋 Meet Sir Captain Tom Moore — a 100-year-old war veteran who raised £32 million for Britain’s COVID-19 relief by walking laps around his garden. He initially set out to raise £1,000 by walking 100 laps, but as donations came pouring in, he decided to keep going. Captain Tom Moore is a true Global Citizen who has shown his heroic commitment to helping those in need. ⭕ You can join the fight against COVID-19, too! Check the link in bio for more. [📷 Joe Giddens/PA/AP] #SirTomMoore #CaptainTomMoore #COVID19 #NHS
Here’s the the buzz! Today is #WorldBeeDay and we need you to raise your voice to protect bees and other pollinators that are vital to earth's ecosystems. Bees pollinate a third of the food we eat and help flowers bloom in the springtime, but climate change and harmful industrial agriculture trends are putting them at risk of extinction. At the link in bio, call on the United Nations to save the bees and the planet!
⭕️We’ve teamed up with @sonymusiclatin and some of your favorite Latin artists to recreate Diego Torres’s iconic song “Color Esperanza.” All record label net proceeds from the song will be directed to @opspaho COVID-19 response in Latin America and the Caribbean, so listen now! https://glblctzn.me/3bzcfMR Hemos colaborado con @sonymusiclatin y algunos de tus artistas latinos favoritos para recrear la icónica canción de Diego Torres "Color Esperanza". Todas las ganancias se donarán a @opsoms quien las destinará a iniciativas de respuesta a la COVID-19 en América Latina y el Caribe, así que así que, escúchala ahora: https://glblctzn.me/3bzcfMR #streamforhope #streamforesperanza #coloresperanza2020