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Join the Stand Up Speak Out Against Poverty and Inequality Campaign

Stand Up and Speak Out is a global movement of citizens who are demanding an end to poverty. On October 16-17, 2007 the world will literally and symbolically Stand Up and Speak Out to demand our governments live up to their promise to end poverty once and for all. Stand Up and Speak Out is a joint initiative of the United Nations Millennium Campaign and the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP).

Last year, 23 million people joined together from over 100 countries and set a Guinness World Record. Here is a short video of last year’s program with a message from Sri Sri Ravishankar on the importance of this year’s campaign.


How to Be Counted on Oct 16-17

Have someone read the Stand UP and Speak Out Pledge (available on

Ask everyone to kneel or crouch down.

Then ask everyone to STAND UP.

Count all the people and report the number on or

Take picture or videos and upload them to the website of these organizations.

Remember all actions must take place within 24 hours between 9PM GMT on October 16th and 9PM GMT on October 17th to count for the Guinness World Record.

In India, numerous organizations are carrying out the stand against poverty campaign. Sri Sri Ravishankar’s Art of living is carrying forward the message to millions of people. You can join with them on October 17th in the fight against poverty.

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