04/17/2015 06:37 pm ET | Updated Apr 17, 2015

Global Citizen Lets Readers Act On The News Instead Of Just Reading It

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Ending global poverty isn’t just a job for nonprofits and governments — we all have a role to play.

In that spirit, HuffPost has partnered with Global Citizen, a platform aimed at ending extreme poverty by 2030. As the advocacy group points out, everyday people have an opportunity to do something to help people in need.

“Right now, there are 1.2 billion people in the world who are deprived of basic rights and opportunities to achieve their potential. We're a community, hundreds of thousands of people strong, who just aren't willing to accept that--and we're doing something about it.”

Across HuffPost, readers will see embedded action widgets throughout our stories, allowing people to tackle issues including poverty, gender rights, health and education. Efforts include signing petitions, writing to stakeholders and educating yourself about what’s being done and what you can do. In doing so, participants can earn points to events such as concerts and music events.

As Jordan Hewson, founding editor of Global Citizen, points out:

“The news is not just information to consume; it's an opportunity to act.”

See ways you can take action below:






Making Progress Out Of Rural Poverty