Water Matters

Global Citizen's Global Director of Policy & Advocacy Michael Sheldrick thanking Swedish Prime Minister Löfven for his commitment on water and sanitation. Picture courtesy Global Citizen.

Global Citizen‘s Global Director of Policy & Advocacy Michael Sheldrick thanking Swedish Prime Minister Löfven for his commitment on water and sanitation. Picture courtesy Global Citizen.

Not so many people know about how certain humanitarian causes work. So it has been thought it is not a bad idea to explain them before this 2016 will be closed. To start, it is necessary to find a cause like it could be: to allow people to water and correct sanitation. This could seem a bit surrealist in certain contexts or lives. There is people whom really believe this sort of problem does not exist anymore. That it ended on the Medieval times or pasts centuries. When the truth is there are so many people in our days which keep having this sort of problems daily. They loose hours having to carry water from wells and rivers to their houses or, they simply are not allowed to go to schools if they are women because they are starting to have menstruation. And all, because the school does not have the sanitation measures needed. Until here, we have a cause to solve. And certainly, we can count with NGO’s like water.org for to support and to resolve those problems but, does anybody know the role governments have on this measures? I am afraid not. For this reason, this is an extra sharing of knowledge.

Each year, each country makes their own budgets and, having in mind the politic tendency, they decide to invest more in a series of things or others. There are governments for some countries whom decide they have an extra budget and they decide to donate those millions for social causes. Some of them maybe affect their own state, sometimes not. That is relative. On any case, it is assured that money is destined to help others.

So why are needed petitions if some governments do this? Petitions are a way of to engage so many people together for to remember that government in what they have to invest. To keep supporting them and telling them: “You are making good helping on this. Please keep going…” And all of this sort of approving, supportive expressions that all the human beings appreciate on their lives, without exceptions, everybody needs to hear that. So they need the people working on governments. For this, folks at NGO’s create petitions for to move the world towards certain actions and causes. If they see any of the politics wants to support a cause and if not, it is for to remember them they must do it. Then, all happy, because the NGO had helped  to reach the 2030 sustainability goals, or to make the gap shorter; plus the governments and politicians have a lot of good acceptance for their humanitarian actions. It is how humanitarian marketing works.

On this case, there is a petition for the Swedish government. They are actually providing 60 million for the water and sanitation issue and this petition is for to encourage them to keep doing it next year too. So, would you like to join? Sign here and start to change the world.

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