- ABOUT SAY NO
- AROUND THE WORLD
- THE ISSUE
- TAKE ACTION
Every year on August 19th, World Humanitarian Day recognizes those who face danger and adversity to help others. Every day we see and hear images and stories of pain and suffering in our own neighborhoods and in countries far away. But we also find acts of kindness, great and small. World Humanitarian Day is a global celebration of people helping people.
Violence against girls and women affect up to seven out of ten women and girls worldwide. In times of conflict and humanitarian crisis, violence against girls and women rise in alarming proportions - for example, between 50,000 and 64,000 women in camps for internally displaced people in Sierra Leone were sexually assaulted between 1991 and 2001. Rape of girls and women has been used as a weapon of war in all parts of the world.
Say NO - UNiTE urges you to take action on the World Humanitarian Day, 19 August, and join "I Was Here".
You will be joining forces with Beyoncé, the United Nations and humanitarian and aid organizations around the world, to reach 1 billion people on 1 day, with 1 message of hope.
What can you do to join the campaign?
- Say 'I WAS HERE'. Add your voice here so that the world hears you! http://www.whd-iwashere.org/
- On August 19th commit to doing something good, somewhere, for someone else. From major international humanitarian operations to handing out food to the homeless, however big or small let's show the world that we believe in helping others.
- Post your message on Facebook and Twitter to reach more people with 1 message. Here are some sample posts:
This World Humanitarian Day I’m doing something good, somewhere, for someone else. Join me! #WHD2012 #IWASHERE http://thndr.it/PkC2Xe
Join us for #WHD2012! Help reach 1 billion people in 1 day with 1 message! Sign up @ http://whd-iwashere.org #IWASHERE
19 Aug is World Humanitarian Day! Where will you be? How will you leave your footprint? Sign up @ http://whd-iwashere.org #WHD2012 #IWASHERE
|Date:||19 August 2012|
|Action Type:||Awareness Raising|