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Glasgow - Saturday 17 October 2015 - Poverty is a Violation of Human Rights

Event report

Today the UN day for the Eradication of poverty, we held a small gathering in George Square. We heard testimonies from people with direct experience of poverty, a small drama skit and singing from Lodging House Mission choir.

People were invited to write messages on their feelings of poverty and throw them into a symbolic black hole, created by a Gorbal's artist. We finished the event off with home made bread and Jam made by the Gorbal's High Rise Bakers. Thanks to everyone who help put this day together and to all who attended

Event description

Come and join us for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty at George Square, Glasgow on October 17th, 12-1pm. We will gather to hear from people experiencing poverty, we will celebrate courage and resillience, and we will share commitments to action to eradicate poverty.

Together, with Bridging the Gap and ATD Fourth World, we believe poverty is a violation of human rights. However, we also believe it is not inevitable. We can challenge it but we must do so by having those with direct experience of poverty lead the movement for change.

Nothing About Us, Without Us, Is For Us.

George Square George St
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Glasgow/Edinburgh - Saturday 17 October 2015 - Challenge Poverty Week - 17-23 October 2015

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 more information look at the link:

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