Health inequalities session

Guest blog: Improving health – can radical income policies make an impact?

Olivia HamiltonMRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences UnitSchool of Health & Wellbeing University of Glasgow In collaboration with the Poverty Alliance, our team at the University of Glasgow have been running a project to explore ways in which income related policies might be able to reduce health inequalities. This is particularly important given the current … Read more

Make Human Rights Justice a Reality

Food on the table, a fair wage at work, a roof over your head, access to high quality, healthcare: these are all human rights, but not all of them are currently enforceable in courts in Scotland. All our human rights are protected in law at the international level, but it can be hard for us … Read more

The Poverty Alliance Taking Action on Rural Poverty Team

Making connections for good at the Scottish Rural & Islands Parliament – Part 2

Taking Action on Rural Poverty Team, The Poverty Alliance Clilck here to read Part 1 The Poverty Alliance’s new Taking Action on Rural Poverty team reflects on learning from the Scottish Rural and Islands Parliament (SRIP) and how it will feed into their project… A 2023 report by Changeworks described how multiple factors combine in … Read more

The Poverty Alliance Taking Action on Rural Poverty Team

Making connections for good at the Scottish Rural & Islands Parliament

Taking Action on Rural Poverty Team, The Poverty Alliance Click here to read Part 2! Becky, Annie, Nicky and Ralph from the Taking Action on Rural Poverty team reflect on their recent visit to the Scottish Rural and Islands Parliament… The Poverty Alliance was heartened to see the Scottish Rural and Islands Parliament include poverty … Read more

16 days against gender=based violence

Guest blog: Women pay the price for gender inequality and poverty

Leonie McConnell, Programme Manager, Close the Gap The 16 days of activism against gender-based violence gives focus to the continued need for action to eradicate violence against women (VAW). VAW occurs at epidemic levels with one in three women affected globally. In Scotland, one in four women experience domestic abuse in their lifetime, and 70% … Read more

Poverty is a human rights failure

Blog: Poverty is a cause and a consequence of human rights failures.

Ashley McLean, Policy & Parliamentary Officer & Lydia Murphy, Development OfficerThe Poverty Alliance Click here to read our consultation response Poverty means being unable to make ends meet, it means making sacrifices, and it means a life where you are not afforded dignity. Human rights are minimum standards developed to ensure we are all able … Read more

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Guest blog: Child poverty and the impact of imprisonment

Families Outside Reflecting on Challenge Poverty Week from Families Outside’s perspective, the message is clear: for many families in Scotland, poverty can be all-encompassing… and this can have a massive effect on children. When the current Scottish First Minister took office, ending child poverty was noted as high priority. However, in much of the legislation … Read more

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Guest blog: Exploring brave reflective spaces within the workplace

Circle Scotland To #KeepThePromise and challenge poverty we must reflect on our own professional practice. It requires us to explore the paradigm of family support through a lens of kindness, compassion, and curiosity. It requires us to develop and sustain brave spaces to explore and reflect on current ways of doing and seeing, to truly … Read more

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