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

Children in silhouette

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

MSPs supporting Challenge Poverty Week 2023

Blog: pride in pushing to turn compassion and justice into concrete action

Ruth Boyle,Policy & Campaigns Manager,The Poverty Alliance As Challenge Poverty Week comes to an end, with a weekend of rest and reflection, I think the anti-poverty movement can take pride in shining a light on the injustice of poverty in wealthy Scotland. We know in the current climate, our members often feel like they are … Read more

Guest blog: Supporting Scottish consumers in the communications and energy sectors

The Trust Alliance At Trust Alliance Group, formerly Ombudsman Services, we’re here to build and maintain trust between consumers and suppliers in the Energy and Communications sectors. Our services are available across the UK, but we’ve found that Scottish consumers  aren’t as familiar with what we can offer. As part of Challenge Poverty Week, we’re … Read more

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Guest blog: shedding light on the impact of poverty on older Scots

Age Scotland Challenge Poverty Week, running this year from 2nd to 8th October, sees organisations and groups from across Scotland come together to highlight that poverty is a problem we can solve, and to showcase solutions we can all get behind. This year, Age Scotland was pleased to be involved in the short life working … Read more

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