Global rights at work: key to ending poverty

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Supporting labour rights is— fundamentally—about supporting an end to global poverty. The Global Rights at Work project shows how education and skills building can help women and men in developing countries to secure better working conditions…and better lives.

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Living wage project: Bangladesh

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Who needs to take responsibility to ensure that garment workers are not assigned to a life of poverty? According to former child factory worker, Nazma Akhter, not only local manufacturers, but also Western buyers must step up to the challenge.

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One thousand students unite against poverty

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As the UN met to decide if the world could halve extreme poverty in five years, 1000 students came together to hear from a variety of speakers working around the world to end poverty. Carrie O’Connor was there.

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Standing Up to Make Some Noise

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One of our great Make Poverty History volunteers, Ally Kvisle, has put together a video showing the events of Stand Up 2010 in Sydney.

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Curtin Students Stand Up to End Poverty

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Students from Curtin recently participated in a noisy two-hour lobby and activism workshop, culminating in a Stand Up event led by Oxfam Australia.

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UN Summit on MDGs

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Currently underway in New York City, the UN is holding a summit to review progress on the Millennium Development Goals, and to plot a path to achieve these goals by 2015. Here’s what’s been happening so far.

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Stand Up in Sydney

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It was a glorious day in Sydney for Stand Up 2010 – with indigenous dance performances alongside harmonicas, whistles and rice shakers. All to Make A Noise for the MDGs!

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UN MDG Summit: a plan for action?

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On the eve of the UN Summit on the progress of the Millennium Development Goals, it is time for Australia to push for real action to rescue the MDGs

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Make Poverty History newspaper delivery

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In August, hundreds of Make Poverty History volunteers distributed 50,000 copies of our free newspaper ‘EMC’ on the streets of Melbourne, raising awareness and educating about the need to eradicate global poverty. Check out the video of this huge stunt.

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The Climate Campaign v Make Poverty History

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Duncan Green, Head of Research for Oxfam GB and author of ‘From Poverty to Power’ comments on the differences between the climate change campaign and Make Poverty History.

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Read all about it: Robin Hood in the 21st century

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Thousands of Sydneysiders were handed a free newspaper as they got on and off their trains today. No, not THAT free newspaper. This one was a little different.

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Make Poverty History release free newspaper

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Hundreds of Make Poverty History volunteers came together today to distribute a free newspaper to commuters to coincide with the United Nations Department of Public Information conference on global health.

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Make your Wish to End Poverty

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You can make your wish to end global poverty, and contribute to the largest anti-poverty movement in history. Add your wish to the Make Poverty History Wishing Tree, and ensure your political leaders hear your voice.

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On Rickshaws and Change: the Dobell Electoral Forum

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On a quiet Wednesday evening, the sight of a lavishly decorated rickshaw pulling into a residential street caused a bit of a stir. The Bangladeshi rickshaw was in the Central Coast electorate of Dobell for the Make Poverty History electoral forum.

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Bondi gets a Make Poverty History push

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Oxfam intern Giselle Hall reports back on a recent Make Poverty History action on the streets of Bondi.

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Fremantle candidate’s forum

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More than 200 people rocked up to a recent candidate’s forum in Fremantle where Labor incumbent Melissa Parke MP faced off with five other candidates.

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Dragging large white letters around Melbourne

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It’s hard to be inconspicuous on a Melbourne city tram when you’re struggling to keep hold of a human-sized ‘H’, but it’s all worth it in the name of Making Poverty History.

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Australia the generous nation?

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So where does Australia’s generosity rank in terms our contribution to making poverty history? The answer: a lowly 16th out of the world’s 23 richest nations.

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PM Gillard on Australia’s foreign aid

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Oxfam’s Paddy Cullen asks Prime Minister Gillard her stance on Australia’s commitment to foreign aid spending

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Hobart Makes Poverty History

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Oxfam Australia facilitated a great workshop for Make Poverty History in Hobart last week.

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Make Poverty History Dickson Forum

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On 9 June 2010, in the federal seat of Dickson, Make Poverty History held an electoral forum and asked the current sitting member Peter Dutton (LP), and challenger, Fiona McNamara (ALP), to give us their vision on ending global poverty.

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Make Poverty History launch new website!

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The Make Poverty History Australian campaign have launched a new website!

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Where do your local candidates stand in the fight against poverty?

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Make Poverty History coalition is holding an electoral forum in the Federal Seat of Wills on 8 May.

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