Today, marks the halfway point in the nation’s Anti-Poverty Week from 11th- 17th October. Anti- Poverty Week is a national scheme aimed at encouraging all Australians to organise or to take part in an activity that will highlight or overcome issues of poverty and hardship across Australia and overseas. It was established in Australia to work in correlation with the UN’s annual International Anti-Poverty Day on October 17th.
The main aims of Anti-Poverty week is to:
- Strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and in Australia; and
- Encourage research, discussion and action to address these problems, including action by individuals, communities, organisations and governments.
“Poverty and severe hardship affect more than a million Australians. Around the world, more than a billion people are desperately poor. In Anti-Poverty Week, YOU can help fight poverty and hardship!”
Do you think you could live off $18 a day? Well if you can’t imagine any person or child living like that then join the fight against poverty by getting involved in Anti-Poverty Week 2015.
It doesn’t matter who you work for or what you do! Just create or take part in an activity/ event and YOU can help to raise awareness of the prevalence of poverty and inequality in Australia.
Whether you are a welfare group, health organisations, religious groups, community organisation, community organisations, schools and youth groups. YOU can take part and MAKE a difference in the lives of these people.
Have a look at the Anti-Poverty Week 2015’s Calendar for ideas and events to take part in!
Your Child Poverty Advocate,