- Fecha: 2 de Junio 2018 / Activists across the globe
World Eating Disorders Action Day (#WeDoAct) is a grassroots movement designed for and by people affected by an eating disorder, their families, and the medical and health professionals who support them. Uniting activists across the globe, the aim is to expand global awareness of eating disorders as genetically linked, treatable illnesses that can affect anyone. The Third Annual #WorldEatingDisordersDay will take place on June 2, 2018 across the globe. This year we want to BREAK STIGMA and will be focusing social media messaging, blogs and local events you host to show how #WeDoAct2BreakStigma.
Visit the Get Involved page to find out how you can join us in making a difference — and remember to sign the pledge!
You can also view our Press Release here.
Members of the eating disorder community, including affected individuals and their families, professionals, researchers, and policy makers, have united virtually to increase access to accurate information, eradicate myths and collectively advocate for resources and policy change. The first World Eating Disorders Action Day took place on June 2, 2016, and generated information virtually around the globe. The second annual #WorldEatingDisordersDay took place on June 2, 2017, with many countries carrying out local “live” activities. In 2018 we will go further to BREAK STIGMA about eating disorders. Learn more by visiting our About page!
The 2018 #WeDoAct2BreakStigma theme and focus is on taking steps to BREAK THE STIGMA that surrounds eating disorders. There are many ways to decrease stigma – sharing correct information about what eating disorders ARE and what they are NOT! Talking about it openly with family, friends and professionals. Advocating for policy change to ensure that EVIDENCE BASED treatment is available to all in need! Take the steps today to break stigma.
Tell us about your 2018 event here, or check out the events that have already taken place at 2017 Events!
More than 200 organisations from 40 countries and 1000s of activists are working together on 6 social media platforms and locally to make a difference in how eating disorders are understood and treated! A Steering Committee comprised of global diverse representation is providing strategic guidance. The larger activist community is engaged in every step of developing messaging, materials and outreach.
Learn more here!