Poverty and severe hardship affect more than a million Australians. Around the world more than a billion people are desperately poor.
The main aims of Anti-Poverty Week are to:
- strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and within Australia;
- encourage research, discussion and action to address these problems, including action by individuals, communities, organisations and governments.
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.
> Why not organise a display, stall or award?
> Maybe a workshop, lecture or forum?
> How about a fundraiser, fact sheet or petition?
For information and ideas, visit the website www.antipovertyweek.org.au,
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 797 290