Anti-Poverty Week is a week where all Australians are encouraged to organise or take part in an activity aiming to highlight or overcome issues of poverty and hardship here in Australia or overseas.
Anti Poverty Week was established in Australia as an expansion of the United Nation’s annual International Anti-Poverty Day on October 17. In 2013, Anti-Poverty Week will be held from the 13th to 19th October 2013.
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 in Australia;
- Encourage research, discussion and action to address these problems, including action by individuals, communities, organisations and governments.
Some activities are organised by welfare and health organisations, religious groups, community organisations, schools and youth groups. Many other types of organisation also arrange activities, including government departments, local councils, business organisations, universities and sporting and cultural groups. You can read a summary of Anti Poverty Week in 2012 here.
More information and resources for Anti-Poverty Week may be found on the Anti Poverty Week Website
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