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17th of October World Poverty Day

Posted on 15th October 2020

This year marks the 27th anniversary of World Poverty Day, previously known as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

2020 Theme: Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all.

World Poverty Day aims to promote an understanding among people below the poverty line, the communities they live in and in the world community at large. It is an opportunity to acknowledge the struggles of poor people and gives them a platform and audience to have their issues, needs and concerns heard.

“Wherever men and women are condemned to live in extreme poverty, human rights are violated. To come together to ensure that these rights be respected is our solemn duty.” — Father Joseph Wresinski

COVID-19 is no longer just a global health crisis; it is an economic and food security emergency for hundreds of millions of people living in extreme poverty around the world.

Everyone can join the campaign on social media by using hashtag #EndPoverty and promoting the call to action to connect with people from around the world who have joined the fight to overcome poverty.

If you are living in Birmingham or Walsall and struggling with low income and food poverty call Advocacy Matters Hear to Help or make a referral by following this link. We will support you with the information you need to access support. Read our Advocacy Stories