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Write for Amnesty on Blog Action Day

By Ben Beaumont London,

For this year’s Blog Action Day on Thursday 16 October, we’re asking for your thoughts, films and photos about inequality – an issue close to Amnesty’s heart.

On Blog Action Day, thousands of bloggers, vloggers and social media people do their thing to raise awareness about one big issue. © PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP/Getty Images

What is Blog Action Day?

For one day, thousands of bloggers, vloggers, podcasters, social media people, photographers and designers do their thing to raise awareness about one big issue. This year’s focus is inequality, and we’d love for you to contribute your thoughts on what it means for you.

Inequality and Amnesty

Right now, the issue of inequality touches many areas of Amnesty’s work. From attacks on Roma communities in Greece to discrimination against homosexual people in Uganda, it’s often the most marginalised groups in society whose human rights are most under threat.

One example of Amnesty’s work in this area is My Body My Rights, our global campaign to defend people’s sexual and reproductive rights. At the moment we’re focusing on ending the total ban on abortion in El Salvador – it would be great if you could write about what this issue means to you. If you want a bit of inspiration, read our blog: ‘What does it mean to be unequal’.

If you don’t have blog…

…don’t worry. You can use a neat new publishing tool called Woto. It enables you to create a single, simple page of content in seconds, without having to set up a whole blog beforehand. It’s really easy to use, and free too. Find out more and get started at woto.com/amnesty

How to get involved

Get your thoughts online (it could be a blog, photo story, video, infographic – whatever you fancy) and on the 16 October tweet a link to @AmnestyOnline using the Blog Action Day hashtag #BAD2014. We promise to RT as many as we can, and we’ll then re-publish our favourites right here on Livewire, our human rights blog.