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Sunday, 29 August 2010

DATA: Join the fight against extreme poverty

  • DATA aims to raise awareness about the crises swamping Africa
  1. unpayable debts
  2. uncontrolled spread of AIDS
  3. unfair trade rules which keep Africans poor
The organization was founded in 2002 by Bono, the lead singer of U2.

At the core of DATA's mission is a view that these issues are not about charity, but about equality and justice.

DATA calls on the governments of the world's wealthy nations, the United States, Europe, Canada, and Japan, to put more resources into Africa, and to adopt policy that helps rather than hinders Africa in achieving long-term propsperity.

DATA (debt, AIDS, trade, Africa) and ONE have joined their complementary strengths into one global anti-poverty organization.

ONE is a grassroots campaign of more than 2 million people committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable diseases.

At ONE, they achieve change through advocacy. They hold world leaders to account for the commitments they've made to fight extreme poverty, and they press for better development policies, more effective aid and trade reform.

They also support greater democracy, accountability and transparency in how these resources are being deployed.

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