The Community Center of Gafanha do Carmo [pt], in Ílhavo, was highlighted by João Paulo Pedrosa as a positive example [pt] concerning elderly care in Portugal. On October 16′s Blog Action Day dedicated to human rights, the blogger, from Malfadado o Contestatário, started by questioning:

Quantas pessoas idosas vêem os seus direitos ignorados, esquecidos ou até espezinhados pelas outras pessoas? Quantas situações de miséria, quanta falta de respeito… quanto abandono. 

How many old people have their rights ignored, forgotten or even trampled by other people? So much misery, so much lack of respect… so much abandonment.

And then he shared a video from this institution where, he believes, “seniors are treated as they deserve”:

Check out Centro Comunitário da Gafanha do Carmo's Youtube channel.

"Wherever men are condemned to live in misery, human rights are violated. To unite to have them complied to is a sacred duty".

“Wherever men are condemned to live in misery, human rights are violated. To unite to have them complied to is a sacred duty,” Father Joseph Wresinski. Cartas do meu moinho blog shared a photo of Lisbon´s replica of a tombstone in honor of the victims of human misery inaugurated on October 17, 1987, in Paris, Plaza of Human Rights and Liberties.

Other bloggers went international. Taking on Amnesty International's resources for Blog Action Day, maisk3d and Viagem das Letras shared the video ‘How to forcibly effect a community in 5 easy steps‘. Bruno Duarte Eiras from Entre Estantes, shared ’The Movement to End Modern Slavery‘, by Walk Free. Maria João, Duas e Muitos, posted a cartoon on human rights by Zen Pencils.

Belinha Fernandes wrote a few tips on how to start acting locally if you care about human rights and pointed out the upcoming 14th Youth Work meeting of Amnesty International – Portugal, taking place in November in Albufeira.