Nurses and midwives are being encouraged to take part in any of the hundreds of activities held around the country for Anti-Poverty Week 14-20 October.
Anti-Poverty Week focuses on poverty around the world, especially in the poorest countries but also in wealthier countries such as Australia. Its main aims are to:
- strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and within Australia;
- encourage research, discussion and action to address these problems, including action by individuals, communities, organisations and governments.
Interest in Anti-Poverty Week has grown steadily in Australia over recent years and activities include public lectures, workshops, conferences, debates, concerts, displays, and sports days. Last year, at least 600 organisations around Australia participated in more than 400 activities involving more than 10,000 people.
Major organisations include Anglicare, Australian Red Cross, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Foodbank, Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul will participate in 2018.
For more information, to find or register an event, visit www.antipovertyweek.org.au