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

What is Poverties.org?

Poverty is a power struggle. As we now produce enough wealth and resources - in 2012 enough food was produced worldwide to feed 11bn - today's poverty is often systemic and stems from a "set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich" (John Berger).

The website aims to take a closer look at how power works in families, local communities and political systems, which is just as important as data and surveys. It highlights power and gender struggles, discrimination, corruption and other unfair systems imposed by the rich.

Poverty and crime

The Vicious Cycle of Crime

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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Video: NGO presentation (produced by Poverties.org)

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