Stick Your Labels - Challenge the Stigma of Poverty
Three Generations Without Work: Myth or Reality? Prof Tracy Shildrick & Prof Robert MacDonald
Jacquelyn Gibson Stirling CAB
Involving trade unions, voluntary organisations , community organisations and faith groups, the Scottish Living Wage Campaign was formed to tackle the low pay exists in workplaces across Scotland. View Campaign
The Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform (SCoWR) is a coalition of over 40 key third sector organisations, faith groups, unions and charities from across Scotland.
Fed with the lies and misinformation spread about the social security system and people living on low incomes? Then get involved in the Stick Your Labels campaign!
Who We Are
The Poverty Alliance is a network of individuals and organisations across Scotland working together to combat poverty.
What we believe
Our vision is of a sustainable Scotland based on social and economic justice, with dignity for all, where poverty and inequalities are not tolerated and are challenged. Our aim is to combat poverty by working with others to empower individuals and communities to affect change in the distribution of power and resources.
We focus our activities in four areas:
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Human Rights in a Fairer Scotland
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 17th October 2016
A major event to kick start Challenge Poverty Week 2016 and to mark the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Monica Lennon MSP, Central Scotland. Poverty is a problem that affects 940,000 people in Scotland, including 210,000 children. That means that, once housing costs are taken into account, one fifth of children, and almost one fifth of the whole population in Scotland, are living in poverty. These are statistics that will be no doubt mentioned […]Read More
Francis Stuart, Research and Policy Advisor, Oxfam Scotland ‘Work is the best route out of poverty’ – or so the saying used to go. Sadly, while the risk of poverty is still greater for those without employment, having a job is far from a guaranteed way to lift people above the poverty line. The growth […]Read More
Greig Inglis, Research Fellow for the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research (SCPHRP). The experience of poverty extends beyond material and economic disadvantage, and people living in poverty often describe encountering various forms of stigma, prejudice and discrimination. Poverty stigma is evident in the everyday language that we use to discuss poverty, public attitudes on […]Read More