I struggle making New Years resolutions, or sticking to any kind of structured regime, however, I’ve decided to be a little more proactive with the meaningfulness and usefulness of what I make, so expect feminist zines and a bit of crafted political fun among other things. I’ll also be a bit more regular with this blog……
So it’s the 1st of January and like all non-resolution resolutions, today’s got off to a cracking start. I’ve posted the first installment of my January project for my friends (I’ll post the whole project at the end of the month) and I’ve made my piece for The Craftivist Collective and Save The Children’s Race Against Hunger campaign.
The project is designed to highlight child poverty across the world by firstly creating a giant jigsaw made by crafters and campaigners across the world (that’s what the piece is for) and also to support individuals to lobby their own MP’s to make sure Cameron to stick to his promise for the UK to lead the fight to tackle world hunger.
Here comes the stats…
In a world where we know how to solve hunger we still have 2.3 million children across the world die because of hunger every year.
If world leaders invest in life saving interventions that work (like supporting small-scale farmers, teaching people about healthy eating etc) it could save 1 million lives each year.
And why you need to get involved now…
The UK and our Prime Minister David Cameron are hosting the G8 Summit in 2013 where world leaders meet to discuss international issues.
Cameron has already said that he will put hunger at the top of the agenda of world leaders – we just need to make sure he sticks to his word & commits to the UK giving more international aid (a tiny 0.7% of our GDP) and championing the small and brilliant projects across the word already tackling hunger so more projects like them can be created and sustained.
So the deadline for getting your piece done is Feb 28th, and check out some of the jigsaw pieces made by some of your fellow crafters & download our pattern and easy instructions here (http://imapiece.craftivist-collective.com). You can also sign the Save the Children petition here, and spread the word online through Twitter, Facebook, blogs etc using the hash tag #imapiece because everyone loves a hash tag.