It’s Challenge Poverty Week. I’ve contributed a blog post to ‘Let’s discuss Poverty’ a blog site with contributions from writers and academics across Scotland, writing about their research on poverty. There are blogs on women, sanctions, children, students, and one from me on history. Have a look here
Challenge Poverty Week is co-ordinated by the Poverty Alliance. Here’s what they say about Challenge Poverty Week 17-23 October 2015:
“More than 900,000 people in Scotland live in low income households. In a rich country like ours this is unnecessary and unacceptable.
Challenge Poverty Week is an opportunity for you to raise you voice against poverty and show what is being done to tackle poverty across. Organisations large and small supported Challenge Poverty Week last year, and we hope even more get behind it this year.
The main aims of the week are to:
- Highlight the reality of poverty and challenge the stereotypes about exist about it;
- Demonstrate what is being done across Scotland to address poverty
- Increase public support for more action to combat poverty
We are encouraging as many groups and individuals to get involved in Challenge Poverty Week by organising activities or taking part in activities organised by others.”
For information on events go to http://povertyalliance.org/challenge_poverty
and on Twitter #CPW15