Advocates for Youth has been busy organizing activists for the 2009 Global Week of Action, March 30-April 3, focusing on a different global health issue each day.
March 30: Access to Essential Medicines
March 31: Health Care Workers
April 1: HIV and AIDS
April 2: Sexual and Reproductive Health
April 3: Human Rights
From their email:
With a new administration and Congress, we all have a responsibility to help set the agenda for America. Too often, politicians turn a blind eye to the needs of young people around the world.
It’s time for the United States to make a bold statement to the world: America should commit at least $1 billion to international family planning. From campuses across the country to the halls of Congress, young people are working to make this vision a reality.
They’re asking people to participate by downloading their toolkit and organizing educational events in their communities. (Since they’re AFY, a lot of their materials are focused around students, but you know. I’m sure they’d be delighted to have us oldheads participate.)