Challenge Poverty Week

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Challenge Poverty Week is designed to highlight that poverty is a problem we can solve, and to showcase solutions we can all get behind.

The week is an opportunity for you to raise your voice against poverty and unite with others in calling for a more just and equal Scotland.

Each year, hundreds of organisations in Scotland do just that, including elected representative, charities and NGOs, local authorities, faith groups, businesses, school and colleges, trade unions, professional bodies and more. Will you join us?

Challenge Poverty Week 2021 key messages

  • Too many people in our society are locked in the grip of poverty, restricted from playing a full role in society.
  • But in Scotland, we all agree that poverty can, and must, be solved.
  • By redesigning our economy to reflect our shared values of justice and compassion, we can unlock poverty’s grip.
  • Action must be taken to boost people’s incomes, reduce the cost of living, and create the just and green Scotland we all want to see.

To learn more and find out how you can get involved, visit the Challenge Poverty Week website.