Asian Pacific Creativity

In July 2014, the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) launched a video titled “The Road to Development Justice,” which higwalmarthlights statistics on inequalities between countries, between the rich and the poor, and between men and women. For example, inequality is now so high that a woman garment worker earns less in a year than the Walton family (of Wal*mart) earns every second. The video then suggests possible strategies to achieve universal social services, public health, and public education. For example, less than 1% of the total value of global extractive industries is enough to cover the annual cost of universal access to clean, renewable energy for everyone in the world! Just 1% of the global military budget would ensure universal public education!

The launch of the video began the Global Days of Action for Development in which farmers, women, indigenous pfactory womeneople, youth, and other groups from over 14 countries held teach-ins, [public forums, and media briefings to call for a more just and sustainable world. See the video (in English) at Or find out more about the campaign (translated) at