There has been marked progress on reducing poverty over the past decades. The world attained the first Millennium Development Goal target—to cut the 1990 poverty rate in half by 2015—five years ahead of schedule, in 2010. Despite this progress, the number of people living in extreme poverty globally remains unacceptably high.
The Global Goals: the official website for the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. See the targets for the first goal – no poverty, as well as the other 16 goals. Great information, actions, facts and videos.
Poverty.com: information about individual problems of poverty – hunger, AIDS, pneumonia,diarrhea, tuberculosis, malaria and measles.
Global Citizen: poverty related issues are explained clearly in this user-friendly site for young people. Sign up to have your say.
End Water Poverty: campaigns for water and sanitation for all. The site includes global facts and statistics, current news and campaign materials.
One International: an excellent site to explore poverty related issues. and the 17 Global Goals. Take the quiz to see what would happen if you ruled the world.
RESULTS: find out about the issues, including Australian Aid.
Oxfam Australia: fight poverty with others, investigate aid, and read stories of people working to fight poverty.
Christian Aid: games, children’s stories and presentations to build understanding around poverty and other global issues.
Australian Council of Social Services: see what’s happening in Australia in regards to poverty. Read the Poverty in Australia Report, 2014.
Inequality in Australia – a nation divided: 2:22 minute video from ACOSS.
A Second Chance for the Kamlari Girls of Nepal: girls from desperately poor families who are sold into domestic slavery, tell their story.
Grameen Story: 3½ minute video featuring Jorimon Kahn’s story from the microcredit documentary Small Fortunes.
The Girl Effect: watch this, and other Girl Effect short videos which highlight the social and economic change that can occur when girls have the opportunity to participate.
Free Rice: various quizzes where 10 grains of rice is donated for every correct answer.
Splash – Choose your own statistics: infographics for Australia.
Join the movement to make the Global Goals for sustainable development a reality.
VGen, World Vision Australia’s youth movement, takes action on issues of global poverty and injustice.
RESULTS work to end global poverty. Get involved with their latest campaign.
Global Citizen is a community of people who want to learn about and take action on the world’s biggest challenges.
Campaign for Australian Aid: see what Australian aid has achieved in the past. Host an event, write a letter, share your story.
Voices of Youth: have your say! Sign up and submit a post.
Micah Challenge: thank your MP and other actions.
OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES
A Fairer World has posters, classroom activities, books, DVDs and web links on global issues such as poverty. Contact us for a complete list of resources available free or on loan to members.