Poverty or Poverties?
The Politics of Corruption, Discrimination & Hunger

"Poverty is not, as it was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich. Consequently the poor are not pitied… but written off as trash." (John Berger)

Poverty and crime

Crime: The Vicious Cycle

Crime and poverty have a very "intimate" relationship that has been described by experts from all fields, from sociologists to economists...
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Poverty in South Africa

South Africa

The fight against impoverishment in South Africa is actually supported by the country's Constitution, through social security...
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child labor in India

Child labor in India

If in proportion child labor is declining, when looking at absolute numbers, we see that more children than ever are faced with forced labor.
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Poverty statistics


You can find statistics on the poor around the world just about anywhere, but it's important to show you how easy to manipulate they are.
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From the Blog

  1. The US National Poverty Level: Reading Between the Lines

    The US national poverty level is measured by an outdated poverty line that fails to see how the American society and poverty have evolved since the 1950s

  2. Women in Poverty – The Key to Ending Poverty ?

    The feminization of poverty – i.e. the growing number of women in poverty – is a huge issue that includes millions of missing women & violence against them

  3. Family Poverty - The Hidden Disaster

    Understanding family poverty can give you the keys to better understand child poverty, the challenges women face every day and how governments can help

Video: NGO presentation (produced by Poverties.org)

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