Call to get involved in Anti-poverty week 2020
We are in the midst of national Anti-Poverty Week, held in Australia from October 11-17. On October 17 we mark the United Nations Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Why do we mark this week and day? Anti-Poverty Week supports the Australian community to have an increased understanding of poverty and to take action collectively to end it. Poverty exists. Poverty hurts us all. But we can all do something about it — so this is a message of hope, not despair!
This year, with many others, Catholic Social Services Victoria supports affordable housing for all as the best solution to reducing poverty. We support the Everybody’s Home campaign and the Raise the Rate for Good campaign led by Australian Council of Social Service to ensure that unemployment payments never go back to $40 a day.
There is much misinformation about poverty and its impact. We encourage you to find out the facts around poverty in Australia, here. There’s also much we can do as a community, as individuals and as organisations or parish communities to alleviate poverty. Find out more, here.
Find out more about Anti-poverty week at www.antipovertyweek.org.au