Anti-Poverty Week 2023

Anti-Poverty Week 2023

15-27 October 2023


Anti-Poverty Week supports the Australian community to have an increased understanding of poverty and to act collectively to end it. The campaign encourages all Australians to take action and focus on positive solutions to end poverty.

Anti-Poverty Week (APW) is held each year around the 17th of October, the United Nations Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year APW will be held over two weeks, from Sunday 15 October to Friday 27 October.

In Australia, there are more than 3.32 million people living below the poverty line. That’s one in eight people; more than 13.4% of the population. Many of those affected live in deep poverty.

Get involved this Anti-Poverty Week

Anti-Poverty Week 2023 - Call to Action to End Child Poverty

This year, the Anti-Poverty Week campaign is calling for all our Parliamentarians to legislate to #EndChildPoverty, to make sure that all Australian children and families can cover the basics and have a secure roof over their heads.

Head on over to the Anti-Poverty Week website to find out more and sign the petition.

You can also download Anti-Poverty Week’s Poverty in Australia factsheet, or check out the Poverty in Australia 2023 infographic, or visit their website to view more resources.

Share these resources with your friends and family to help raise awareness and encourage others to get involved. Make sure you tag Anti-Poverty Week and include hashtags: #EndChildPoverty, #APW23 and #antipovertyweek.

Support your local homelessness support services

You can also get involved by supporting a local homelessness support service like the Early Morning Centre. 

Find out how you can support the EMC and our mission to address issues faced by people who are experiencing homelessness, at risk of experiencing homelessness, or experiencing social isolation.

Canberra Homeless Connect

Canberra Homeless Connect 2023 is being held during Anti-Poverty Week, on Thursday, 19 October at the EMC.

Canberra Homeless Connect is a one-stop-shop for people in the Canberra community who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness. The one-day event is free to attend and focuses on the wellbeing and protection of vulnerable people by connecting them with service providers and a supportive community.

Anti-Poverty Week 2023 - Australia is a wealthy country, no one should go hungry or live in fear of homelessness
Anti-Poverty Week 2023 - Poverty exists. Poverty hurts us all. We can all do something about it.
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