At various times in the history of the world, there have been several calls to action against the inequities and injustices in the world.
For instance, William Wilberforce gave the call to abolish slavery,
KG Tilak was the first Indian to raise the call for freedom from British Rule,
Marie Stopes was the first woman who called for action for better women’s reproductive and sexual health, New Zealand was the first country in the world to allow women to vote
The list can go on and on and on.
Yet, despite the calls for universal suffrage, universal peace and universal brotherhood, in the words of Jean-Jaques Rousseau
“Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. One man thinks himself the master of others, but remains more of a slave than they are.”
In the satirical novella Animal Farm ( which you can download and read here) Napoleon the Pig said that there are some animals who are more equal than others.
So I can go an and on and on about all the times that people stood up for causes yet the world is not free of prejudice, avarice, corruption, injustice, discrimination, intolerance, violence, poverty and a host of other evils despite all the clamour and the noise over the centuries, because human nature is what it is.
So does that mean that we stay put and do nothing? No because as long as we have a voice and the right to say what we feel,
let us raise our voice against
inhuman working conditions and human trafficking.
Let us raise our voice against
Practices restricting individual freedoms,
All kinds of abuse.
Cruelty to animals
Cruelty to men
Let us raise our voice
So that people are aware……
I am responding to Corinne’s call to Write Triber’s to #RaiseYourVoice today on #BAD2015