September 16, 2014
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!
Anti-Poverty Week in Australia began as an expansion of the UN’s annual International Anti-Poverty Day on October 17. This year, Anti Poverty Week is taking place from 12th to the 18th of October.
The main aim of Anti-Poverty Week is to raise public awareness of poverty and hardship issues here in Australia and overseas. The campaign encourages everyone, whether individuals, communities, organisations or governments to organise or take part in activities which will help in the fight against poverty and hardship.
Last year, at least 600 organisations around Australia participated in more than 400 activities during the Week, with a total participation of more than 10,000 people.
Visit the Anti-Poverty Week website for more information and resources – www.antipovertyweek.org.au