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Unbearable for a good cause

11 October 2012

The awareness day recognizes the challenges faced by women and girls living in extreme poverty by asking participants to give up something important for one day. A Go Bare omnibus survey of more than 1000 people revealed Australian’s couldn’t bear to go without the Internet (almost 60 per cent).

  • 53 per cent of Australians couldn’t bear to go without their wallet or purse  
  • 37 per cent of Australians couldn’t bear to go without their mobile phone 
  • 33 per cent Australians couldn’t bear to go without their morning coffee
  • 24 per cent Australians couldn’t bear to go without chocolate 

The online campaign (www.gobare.org.au) had more than 500 people visit the Bare website on Go Bare Day! and more than 4500 people visit the site (www.gobare.org.au) following its launch on 6 August. Supporters from across Australia, UK, Singapore & Kenya posted photos of themselves Going Bare on the day – you can see them here. http://www.facebook.com/BareForTheBasics/photos#!/BareForTheBasics

Bare is an initiative of CARE Australia, Marie Stopes International Australia supported by AusAID. 

We covered Care Australia’s Walk In Her Shoes campaign in 2012 through Gail Kelly’s personal involvement in the campaign. Walk In Her Shoes is on again 18-24 March, 2013.

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