Tag: Poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty_17th October 2018

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17 October A boy sits outside his house in Cite L’Eternel, a poor neighborhood of Port au Prince, Haiti. UN Photo/Marco Dormino 2018 theme — Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity This year marks the 70th… Continue Reading International Day for the Eradication of Poverty_17th October 2018

ANTI-POVERTY NETWORK- RALLY Against Poverty_Saturday, 13th October @11:00am

  ANTI-POVERTY NETWORK —RALLY against poverty Saturday, October 13 from 11.00am until 1.00pm at Forrest Place Perth There are 3 million people in Australia living in poverty, including over 730,000 children. In a wealthy nation like ours, that is simply not good enough. The single rate of Newstart is only $273 a week and hasn’t… Continue Reading ANTI-POVERTY NETWORK- RALLY Against Poverty_Saturday, 13th October @11:00am

Anti-Poverty Week_14th – 20th October 2018

Beginning of Anti-Poverty Week  2018: Anti-Poverty Week 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. It was established in Australia as an expansion of the UN’s annual International Anti-Poverty Day… Continue Reading Anti-Poverty Week_14th – 20th October 2018

World Fair Trade Day and the Fair Trade Challenge, 12-14 May 2017

  13th May 2017 is World Fair Trade Day, a worldwide celebration of fair trade, which helps fight poverty and exploitation by addressing issues of injustice or power imbalance in the supply chain of many products. On 13th May, events will be held around the world to celebrate the positive impact of fair trade, and… Continue Reading World Fair Trade Day and the Fair Trade Challenge, 12-14 May 2017

Give a Global Gift This Christmas | Caritas Australia

Christmas is drawing nearer, and Caritas Australia is asking us to consider giving our friends and family a gift that will “create positive, sustainable change for some of the world’s most vulnerable women, men and children.”   There are a range of Global Gifts available to order from Caritas, including: The gift of water The… Continue Reading Give a Global Gift This Christmas | Caritas Australia

Australian Aid | Sign the Anti-Poverty Week open letter to the PM, calling for increased aid funding

Anti-Poverty Week was two weeks ago, but its call for individuals, communities, organisations and governments to take action to address to causes and consequences of poverty around the world remains necessary.   Australian Aid are calling on people to sign their Anti-Poverty Week letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, which urges the Government to increase… Continue Reading Australian Aid | Sign the Anti-Poverty Week open letter to the PM, calling for increased aid funding

International Day for Disaster Reduction | 13 October 2016 | United Nations

  13th October 2016 is International Day for Disaster Reduction, which was established  in 1989 as a day to acknowledge the work done around the world to reduce communities’ exposure to disasters and to raise awareness about the importance of risk-awareness. We can replace material possessions, but we cannot replace people.  I am repeatedly appalled… Continue Reading International Day for Disaster Reduction | 13 October 2016 | United Nations

Caritas Australia’s Campaign for a Fairer World | Make Your Voice Heard

Now that the federal election is over, Australia has a newly elected Prime Minister and Parliament, and Caritas Australia intends to make sure they know  that Australians want their leaders to help builder a fairer world for all.   Soon, Caritas will be delivering the following message to the Prime Minister: Dear Prime Minister, I care deeply… Continue Reading Caritas Australia’s Campaign for a Fairer World | Make Your Voice Heard

Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for May

UNIVERSAL PRAYER INTENTION: Respect for Women   “That in every country of the world, women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed.”     Achieving gender equality through the empowerment of women and girls is number five on the United Nations’ list of Sustainable Development Goals to… Continue Reading Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer Intention for May

Read the Caritas March Newsletter for all their latest news

The Caritas March eNews contains all the latest information on Caritas Australia’s work at home and overseas, including stories from 2016 Project Compassion, the impact of Tropical Cyclone Winston in Fiji, and the support being provided to the victims of the ongoing conflict in Syria.   Read the newsletter here, or sign up to receive the… Continue Reading Read the Caritas March Newsletter for all their latest news

The Record » PROJECT COMPASSION 2016: Sreymom’s story – learning more, helping many

http://youtu.be/TtDx5Zawhqg Education and training have helped Sreymom transform from an inexperienced young midwife into a confident healthcare worker. Now she has the skills to provide vital healthcare, support and information to indigenous mothers and children in remote Northeast Cambodia. In the beautiful, remote Mondulkiri province of Northeast Cambodia the majority of the population is made… Continue Reading The Record » PROJECT COMPASSION 2016: Sreymom’s story – learning more, helping many

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