Theme for 2014
Leave No One Behind: Think, Decide and Act Together Against Extreme Poverty
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Glasgow - Friday 17 October 2014 - Commemoration of the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Venue: George Square, Glasgow

Time: 12noon-1pm

Details: October 17th in Glasgow has always been about speaking aloud in the centre of the city stories and experiences, which are normally kept hidden around the edge.  It has also always been about linking in with the stories of those experiencing poverty in other parts of the UK and around the world.  We will gather round the commemorative stone in George Square and hear people’s testimonies, light candles and sing.

The theme this year is:

Leave No One Behind

Think, Decide and Act Together Against Extreme Poverty

Contact: This event is open to all, please come along

George Square
United Kingdom

Civic - Friday 17 October 2014 - Anti-Poverty Week Forum

Anti-Poverty Week Forum - hosted by Anglicare ACT



Anglicare is hosting a forum highlighting the needs of disengaged young people with a focus on sustainable employment pathways. The forum will include key note speakers Andrew Leigh; Member for Fraser and Jeremy Halcrow; Anglicare CEO and the launch of new research about the issues facing young jobseekers. Anglicare will also present the human stories of youth employment, with young people sharing their experiences about being jobless in a ‘Q and A’ format. The event will include refreshments.

For more information:

Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT

Hannah McQuiggin

P: (02) 6245 7119

E: Hannah [dot] McQuiggin [at] anglicare [dot] com [dot] au


Club 12/25 Corner of Cooyong Street & Scotts Crossing

Brisbane - Thursday 16 October 2014 - Poverty and a fair society


This forum explores the current challenges we face tackling poverty in our society. It will provide an opportunity to network and engage in meaningful discussions around this important topic. Speakers include: Karen Healy (University of Queensland) Mark Henley (Queensland Council of Social Services) Melissa Langsford (Welfare Rights Centre) Peter Pamment (Foresters) Richard Warner & members of Nundah Community Enterprise Cooperative

For more information:

Organised by: Australian Red Cross, Communify, NCEC, University of QLD, QCOSS, Foresters & Welfare Rights Centre

Brisbane City Council

Colleen Kelly

P: (07) 3407 0804

E: Colleen [dot] Kelly [at] brisbane [dot] qld [dot] gov [dot] au


The End Room’ – Brisbane Square Library 266 George Street

Canberra - Thursday 16 October 2014 - Pathways out of Poverty


Listen to some courageous Canberrans who have experienced poverty and disadvantage be interviewed by ABC TV 7.30 report presenter Chris Kimball (to be confirmed). Hear how through their own efforts and with the assistance of local government, community and charitable organisations they have found pathways out of poverty. Be inspired by their stories and reflect on the nature of poverty in our local community.

Organised by: Anti Poverty Week Canberra Group and ANU Crawford School

St Vincent de Paul Society

Pidor Kabay

P: 0420978768

E: apwact [at] gmail [dot] com

Crawford School of Public Policy J.G Crawford Building, #132

Templestowe - Sunday 12 October 2014 - Stand Against Poverty Community Expo

  10:00am till 2:00pm  

MCC Community Connections presents a free event on Sunday 12th October. We have three wonderful guest speakers coming to speak on difference aspects of poverty and how people in our community can be struggling with hard situations. There will be an art exhibition, heaps of activities for the kids, FREE Sausage Sizzle and a community art project we will be completing on the day. Its going to be a great day - one not to be missed!

For more information:


MCC Community Connections

Ps Erinruth Smith

P: 03 9846 7244

E: esmith [at] manninghamcc [dot] org W:

143-145 Parker Street MCC Community Connections