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Poverty, inequality and social justice

Teenager in hoodie on path

Drawing on the 'Moving, Always Moving' report from the Children's Society - published today - this article shows the value of listening to children speak about the failure of the policies that shape their lives, and calls for them to be heard in the post-COVID-19 rebuild.…Read more

Neon sign saying 'All change please'
by Mary O'Hara  |  12th October 2020

'The Shame Game: Overturning the Toxic Poverty Narrative' by Mary O'Hara is now available as an audiobook. In this afterword to the book, Mary shows how COVID-19 has laid bare huge inequality and disparities in wealth.…Read more

Street art saying 'Still chasin' rainbows'
by the Editors of the European Journal of Politics and Gender  |  23rd September 2020

The editors of the European Journal of Politics and Gender discuss their curated student reading list featuring free articles from the journal across four key themes.…Read more

Italian houses
by Chiara Saraceno David Benassi and Enrica Morlicchio  |  11th September 2020

Chiara Saraceno, David Benassi and Enrica Morlicchio, authors of 'Poverty in Italy', discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on poverty and inequality in the country.…Read more

Billboard saying 'Community is kindness'
by Alison Gilchrist and Marilyn Taylor  |  10th September 2020

Alison Gilchrist and Marilyn Taylor, authors of 'The Short Guide to Community Development', discuss the challenges COVID-19 has caused for community development, and whether the pandemic will lead to a renewal of interest – and investment – in community and in public life.…Read more

Taxi
by Tracey Herrington Poverty2Solutions  |  28th August 2020

Policy and decision makers all too often have little or no comprehension of the precarious nature of the lives of those in low-income, disadvantaged and left-behind communities. Tracey Herrington looks at how the Dole Animators project helped the voices of those directly affected by welfare reforms to be heard.…Read more

Fists in the air
by Steve Rogowski  |  25th August 2020

Steve Rogowski, author of 'Social Work: The Rise and Fall of a Profession', discusses the impact neoliberalism has had on social work, and explains that we need critical and radical social work practice to challenge and change the socially unjust and unequal neoliberal world we currently inhabit.…Read more

Classroom
by Ian Thompson and Gabrielle Ivinson  |  19th August 2020

Ian Thompson and Gabrielle Ivinson, co-editors of 'Poverty in Education Across the UK', discuss extreme poverty in the UK and look at how people from certain communities, jurisdictions and postcodes face higher poverty and poorer educational outcomes than others.…Read more

Sign saying 'We need a change'
by Sarah Jane Brubaker and Brittany Keegan  |  7th August 2020

Sarah Jane Brubaker and Brittany Keegan discuss the parallels between the causes of sexual harassment and other forms of oppression, such as racism and discrimination, and how recommendations for how to address these issues can be more widely applied.…Read more

Man with head in hands
by Stewart Lansley  |  3rd August 2020

Stewart Lansley, co-editor of 'It's Basic Income: The Global Debate', explains that it's time to end benefits sanctions and review the balance of rights and duties across society.…Read more