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In conversation with others, we explore how poverty affects the mind, relationships, emotions and society as a whole, and what can be done to change it. Hear from activists, researchers, policy makers, and those with lived experience of poverty around the world.

Poverty Unpacked podcast Poverty Unpacked

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In conversation with others, we explore how poverty affects the mind, relationships, emotions and society as a whole, and what can be done to change it. Hear from activists, researchers, policy makers, and those with lived experience of poverty around the world.

    25. Can mobile phones help to end poverty? – Rosa Wang

    25. Can mobile phones help to end poverty? – Rosa Wang

    Finding out about prices, checking the balance on your bank account and sending money to others – mobile phones can make all this a lot easier. But what are the challenges and risks of getting those on low-incomes to use digital technology?

    In this episode, we speak with Rosa Wang, author of 'Strong Connections. Stories of resilience from the far reaches of the mobile phone revolution’ and previously Global Director for Digital Financial Services at Opportunity International.

    You can find more information about this episode and our podcast on https://poverty-unpacked.org

    • 32 min
    24. Why are women poorer than men? - Annabelle Williams

    24. Why are women poorer than men? - Annabelle Williams

    The feminisation of poverty starts young and is compounded over the life-cycle. At every step of the way, policies and social structures disadvantage women, reinforcing the large gap between women's and men's income and wealth.

    In this episode, we speak with Annabelle Williams, author of the book 'Why women are poorer than men'.

    You can find more information about this episode on our website: https://poverty-unpacked.org/?p=638

    • 37 min
    23. Mobility mentoring to navigate the trauma of poverty - a brain-science based approach

    23. Mobility mentoring to navigate the trauma of poverty - a brain-science based approach

    Mobility mentoring is brain science-based approach to break the vicious cycle of poverty. What does that mean? And does it work?

    In this episode, we speak with Elisabeth Babcock from EMPath, a nonprofit in the US implementing coaching to support economic mobility.

    You can more information about this episode on our website: https://poverty-unpacked.org/

    • 37 min
    22. Trapped in a hole - the reality of life on a low income

    22. Trapped in a hole - the reality of life on a low income

    Turning the heating on, buying food or getting your child a school uniform. These are some of the impossible choices faced by people on low income. Instead of receiving support that helps them create a better life, the welfare system keeps people trapped.

    In this episode, we speak with participants Brian and Caroline and researcher Katie from the Covid Realities research project. We hear first-hand about the challenges of living on little and what needs to change.

    • 20 min
    Intro to Poverty Unpacked

    Intro to Poverty Unpacked

    Why you have to listen to this podcast!

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    21. A fair chance in life for everyone – UN Special Rapporteur Olivier de Schutter

    21. A fair chance in life for everyone – UN Special Rapporteur Olivier de Schutter

    People in poverty experience disadvantage, stigma and discrimination in all aspects of life. Tackling poverty requires changing our language and making policies more universal, and governments taking their responsibility in doing so.

    In this episode, we talk with Olivier de Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights about factors causing poverty and how to tackle it.

    Find more about this and other episodes on our website: www.poverty-unpacked.org.

    • 40 min

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