More than ever during the pandemic, disproportionate inequalities and violations of human rights toward communities and individuals living in poverty have increased. Many individuals and communities that survived previously through the informal economy have been forced into extreme poverty and are joining the 1.3 billion people already living in multidimensional and persistent poverty whose pre-existing deprivations grew during the pandemic. During COVID-19, their access to community support networks and resources has decreased dramatically. Our safety net systems, when curtailed, result in normalizing these woeful living standards.
Equity for Children exists to decrease the number of children and adolescents living in poverty and seeks to protect the rights of marginalized individuals and communities by raising awareness and counting the multiple dimensions of child poverty.
Join us on Sunday, October 17, 2021 as we commemorate the International Day of Poverty Eradication. This day creates a specific space for conversations about the possibility of communities without disparities and disadvantages for all citizens. The day promotes a collective acknowledgement that the suffering and hardships of those affected by extreme poverty must be placed at the forefront of each community’s agenda. Using the guidance and expertise of those who have been most affected, Equity for Children will continue its fight to eradicate poverty and “Build Forward Together,” working to shift the current paradigm to a healthy and just one.