Exploring New Perspectives on Poverty Eradication and Social Justice: Bristol Poverty Institute Conference: Poverty and Social Justice in a Post-COVID World

Join us at the BPI Conference 2024 to delve into the critical issues of poverty and social justice in a post-COVID world. This two-day hybrid event, featuring Equity for Children's Executive Director Alberto Minujin, will bring together experts from various sectors to explore innovative solutions for improving the lives of those affected by poverty.


Event Overview

The Bristol Poverty Institute (BPI) will hold a relevant conference on “Poverty and Social Justice in a Post-COVID World,” on June 5-6, 2024. Part of the University of Bristol and a longtime partner of Equity for Children, this event marks the 25th anniversary of the Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research.


Why This Matters?

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted global poverty, exacerbating existing inequalities and creating new challenges. This conference will explore how different dimensions of poverty have been affected and discuss strategies to mitigate these impacts and promote social justice. By bringing together a diverse audience from public, private, and civil sectors, as well as academics and practitioners, the conference aims to foster collaboration and innovative thinking to tackle poverty in all its forms.

Conference Details

  • Date: June 5-6, 2024
  • Format: Hybrid (in-person on Day 1, online on Day 2)
  • Register to be part of the conversation and contribute to shaping a more equitable post-COVID world. Please visit the conference page.


Featured Speaker

We are honored to have Alberto Minujin, present his talk titled “More is Possible: Post-COVID Voice and Participation for Children and Families Living in Poverty”.

Minujin’s presentation aligns with Equity for Children’s mission to advocate for children in need, emphasizing the importance of voice and participation in eradicating child poverty. Based in Equity for Children’s experience during and after the pandemic, his presentation uses a lens that focuses on local development as a way of overcoming the permanent accumulation of obstacles that face those living in poverty, especially children and women, but making clear that the presence and participation of government, through public social policy, is central in all the cases. aligns with Equity for Children’s mission to advocate for children in need, emphasizing the importance of voice and participation in eradicating child poverty.

To view the bios from all the speakers, click on the program, here.

Thematic Areas of Work

The conference’s focus on the impact of the pandemic on poverty and social justice aligns with Equity for Children’s strategic areas of work, including child poverty measures and evidence-based advocacy. By highlighting the voices of children and families, the conference supports our broader mission to promote equity and improve the lives of vulnerable populations worldwide.

Program Highlights

  • Day 1 (In-Person): Thematic sessions on mental health, families and finance, structural inequalities, and social mobility, along with networking opportunities.
  • Day 2 (Online): Regional sessions focusing on Asia/Oceania, Europe, Africa, and the Americas, facilitating a global discussion on the pandemic’s impacts.


Other Resources on Poverty, Inequality and Social Justice 
Enjoy free access to a range of book chapters and journal articles on poverty, inequality and social justice via Bristol University Press Digital here.

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