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!
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.
Prominent Australians call for a national development goal to reduce poverty in Australia. Click here to view their statements and watch a video
In 2012, and for the third consecutive year, more than 400 activities were held around Australia to mark Anti-Poverty Week!
Anti-Poverty Week is an ideal opportunity to bring poverty into the school curriculum. Learn how here.