Anti-Poverty Week

13 September 2019 12:00 am Australia/Hobart

    Anti-Poverty Week (APW) brings together a diverse network of individuals and organisations who share a focus to increase awareness of poverty, and develop positive solutions to collectively take action to end it. Anti-Poverty Week is from 13-19 October 2019.

    The week centres around 17 October, the United Nations Day for the Eradication of Poverty. APW has facilitators in each state and territory, with a national overarching framework, providing a platform for advocacy for more than 17 years. This year, APW will partner with the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) on the campaign to Raise the Rate.

    Anti-Poverty Week aims to strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty in Australia and globally and encourage action by individuals, communities, organisations and governments to alleviate it.

    Everyone is encouraged to help reduce poverty and hardship by organising an activity during the week or taking part in an activity organised by others.