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Anti-Poverty Week 2008

ANTI-POVERTY WEEK in 2008 starts on Sunday 12 October and ends on Saturday 18 October.

The UN’s International Anti-Poverty Day is Friday 17 October.

Anti-Poverty Week was established in Australia as an expansion of the UN’s annual International Anti-Poverty Day.

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; and to encourage research, discussion and action to address these problems, including action by individuals, communities, organisations and governments.

Anyone interested in helping to reduce poverty and hardship here or overseas is encouraged to organise their own activities during the Week or join in some being organised by other people.

The activities can be large or small and events at the local level are especially welcome.

Queensland facilitators are UnitingCare Centre for Social Justice director Greg Mackay and Mission Australia State Director Tony Stevenson.

For more information or to become involved in Anti-Poverty Week visit www.antipovertyweek.org.au