Micah Challenge Australia Blog

 

The Micah Challenge blog is a space for discussion and debate about the issues of global poverty, faith, advocacy and justice and the Millennium Development Goals. This blog aims to provoke thought and challenge you to learn more about the issues discussed. We welcome your comments.

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  • Carlyn Chen talks about Micah Challenge campaign achievements

    Posted by Micah

    23 September, 2010

    Voices for Justice Coordinator, Carlyn Chen, talks about the impact the Micah Challenge campaign is making in Australia. Voices for Justice from CPX on Vimeo. read more

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  • 5th Birthday Party Report

    Posted by Micah

    1 June, 2010

    By Carlyn Chen, TEAR Australia From market stalls to city squares, from jumping castles to church morning teas, "Survive Past Five Birthday Parties" are being thrown in all shapes and sizes aroundthe country. Micah Challenge is focusing on the two Millennium Development Goals that are most at risk of not being achieved - Goal 4, Reduce Child Mortality, and Goal 5, Improve Maternal Health. Recent reports have shown progress towards both of these goals, but there is still much more to be done to hit the targets set in the year 2000. Australia still does not contribute its fair share to achieving these goals - so our communities are speaking up. Grassroots campaigners use "Survive Past 5 Birthday Parties" to communicate creatively to our MPs that Australians want our nation's leaders to keep their commitments to the global poor. The celebratory aspects of the parties affirm the importance of children and set a vision for a world where every child can survive beyond the first five high-risk years of life. The serious aspects call people to speak up - to those… read more

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  • Political Engagement: Keys to effective lobbying

    Posted by Micah

    1 June, 2010

    By Guy Barnett, Liberal Senator for Tasmania Political engagement is an important part of the advocacy process - but often an intimidating one. Lobbying our political representatives at various levels can help bring about policy changes that push governments to lead our society to becoming more just. Most ordinary Australians, while having the opportunity to engage with their political representatives, do not engage politically beyond voting - often feeling a sense of powerlessness about being able to bring any change to the system. However, the story of one politician - Tasmanian Senator Guy Barnett, shows that ordinary people committed to building a relationship with their MP can indeed make a difference and help take their MP on a journey. In 2008, Senator Barnett made an Adjournment Speech, explaining that just a few years ago, a young campaigner asked him if he knew about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and what he was doing about them. At the time he had no knowledge of the goals. Over the years and several meetings later, Senator Barnett is now a… read more

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