Join the Movement to End Poverty
The Movement to End Poverty has been a joint action of the Make Poverty History and Micah Challenge Coalitions, for all Australians who believe we can end extreme poverty, supported by Caritas Australia.
This is what the Movement to End Poverty called for:
"Since 1990, aid has helped to reduce extreme poverty, including almost halving the number of children around the world who die before their fifth birthday – 14,000 fewer children dying every single day.
Let's help make poverty history by giving our fair share of aid – just 70 cents in every $100 ofAustralia’s national income by 2020.
As a step towards contributing our fair share, by 2016 we’re asking our political leaders to fulfil their bipartisan promise to give 50 cents in every $100 to tackle global poverty."
2013 is a critical year for the Australian aid program. It is an important time for us to let our political leaders know that we care about ending extreme poverty. It can be done.
Back in 2000, world leaders came together and made a historic agreement to overcome poverty through the 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs):
- Halve Extreme Poverty and Hunger
- Primary Education for All Children
- Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
- Reduce Child Deaths
- Improve Maternal Health
- Combat HIV/AIDs, Malaria and other diseases
- Environmental Sustainability and Clean Water/Sanitation
- A Global Partnership, including more and better aid
Now is the time to ask our political leaders to keep their promise of committing 0.7% of our national income to help end poverty.
Because we believe it is possible to end extreme poverty, Caritas Australia joined the Movement to End Poverty. This has been a joint action of the Make Poverty History and Micah Challenge Coalitions, for all Australians who believe we can end extreme poverty.