Invest in services that benefit the poorest children and their families, such as basic health care and primary education.

For millions of children throughout the world, poverty means more than simply not having enough money. It means not being able to control their lives, being vulnerable to the will of others, and demeaning themselves to make ends meet. Above all, it means not having the opportunity to make a better life in the future.

Governments must ensure a significant increase in the level of quality and untied aid given to countries fighting poverty. Those countries must develop and enforce a supportive legislative and policy framework for children. We must fight together to eradicate child poverty, because only by investing in children can we break the cycle of poverty. And only then will there be real hope for the future.

Global Call to Action Against Poverty

The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) is a growing alliance that brings together trade unions, INGOs, the women’s and youth movements, community and faith groups and others to call for action from world leaders in the global North and South to meet their promises to end poverty and inequality. GCAP’s main aim is to achieve policy and practice changes that will improve the lives of people living in poverty. GCAP adds to existing campaigning on poverty by forming diverse, inclusive national platforms that are able to open up civil society space and advocate more effectively than individual organisations would be able to do on their own. It also organises global mass mobilisati...

The Girl Effect

The Girl Effect Campaign is a global campaign focused on investing in girls and giving them a chance for better tomorrow. The Girl Effect it is a breakthrough innovation, a largely self-sustaining economic empowerment program for girls at scale and is already showing its first positive results like Anita, a girl in India who learned how to run a business as a beekeeper and used her income to attend school, fix her family's house and pay for her relative's medical expenses.There are 600 million adolescent girls living in poverty in the developing world. By giving one of these girls a chance, you start the girl effect. When girls have safe places to meet, education, legal protection, health c...
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