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Humanizing Homelessness

by Student Peace Alliance and STAND category: Cause

“Housing is a human right. Today is National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, and I'm taking action. Will you join me? http://thndr.it/1BYixSE

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This campaign ended on December 21, 2014 at 2PM

Humanizing Homelessness

A record 2.5 million children in the U.S. were homeless at some point in 2013, and nearly half of all those children are under the age of six. According to the UNDHR, housing, food, clothing and medical care are considered universal human rights- but we see that every year, millions in our own country are denied these basic resources. The biggest reasons for homelessness are lack of affordable housing, poverty, and unemployment- however among many youth, the reasons are domestic or sexual abuse, or being thrown out by their families for identifying as LGBTQ.

Identity-based violence manifests in many ways, and homelessness can be seen as a direct product of the structural violence that has disenfranchised so many. Today, we are asking you and your friends to petition your state governors to increase their efforts to prevent homelessness and support those who are currently on the street. Please visit our Prevent Identity Based Violence campaign page to learn more about the opportunities you have to get involved in your community today, on National Homeless Person's Memorial Day.

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Student Peace Alliance and STAND
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SPA and STAND'S Campaign to Prevent Identity Based Violence seeks to highlight the various identity-based causes and forces that contribute to conflict and violence in the US and throughout the world.

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