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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.

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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.

    16. Faith and empathy in community work - coming together to tackle poverty

    16. Faith and empathy in community work - coming together to tackle poverty

    Interfaith collaboration has enormous potential to mobilise community resources, foster a shared sense of humanity, and to tackle poverty.

    In this episode, we are joined by representatives from three faith-based organisations - Arigatou International, Shanti Ashram, and Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) to discuss the role of community-based work and interfaith cooperation in addressing child poverty.

    Find out more about this episode on our website: www.poverty-unpacked.org.

    • 22 min
    15. Navigating Japan's social hierarchies and migrant hostilities - Dreux Richard

    15. Navigating Japan's social hierarchies and migrant hostilities - Dreux Richard

    The myth that Japan is a place where you can work your way out of poverty has been a pull for Nigerian migrants for several decades, only to be met with a hostile immigration system, dirty and difficult work and strong social hierarchies.

    In this episode, Dreux Richard speaks about his new book 'Every Human Intention' - an in-depth exploration of post-Fukushima Japan, including its Nigerian community.

    You can find more information about the episode on our website: www.poverty-unpacked.org

    • 29 min
    14. Digitising the fight against poverty - poor use of technology?

    14. Digitising the fight against poverty - poor use of technology?

    Social services around the world are rapidly being digitised. But benefits of digitisation are highly unequal. This episode delves into the issue of digital exclusion, what causes it, and how to address it.

    Together with Christiaan van Veen of the Digital Welfare State and Human Rights Project, New York University School of Law and Becky Faith at the Institute of Development Studies, we talk about the impact of digital technology on marginalised communities across the world.

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

    • 28 min
    13. Tackling child poverty: both urgency and opportunity

    13. Tackling child poverty: both urgency and opportunity

    Child poverty has life-long adverse consequences, undermines children’s psychosocial wellbeing, and ultimately hurts all of us. Investing in the early years is crucial to ensure that children live healthy and fulfilling lives, both during childhood and as they grow older.

    In this episode, I speak with David Stewart from UNICEF, Yolande Wright from Save the Children International and Joan Nyanyuki from the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) to discuss the importance of focusing on child poverty and how to tackle it.

    • 28 min
    12. Working-class writers - voices to be heard

    12. Working-class writers - voices to be heard

    Working-class writers or from those with disadvantaged backgrounds are underrepresented in the publishing world. In this episode, two working-class writers share their insights on the importance of greater representation of working class writers, barriers that they face in getting published and exciting initiatives to change that around.

    • 24 min
    11. Poverty, politics and activism - Tabitha Morton

    11. Poverty, politics and activism - Tabitha Morton

    Politics and media are dominated by the narrative of a zero-sum game in which those most vulnerable inevitably draw the short straw. But it doesn't have to be like that.

    In this episode, Tabitha Morton, deputy leader of the Women's Equality Party in the UK, talks about the need to work together to reduce poverty and implement policies that work for everyone.

    More information can be found on our website: https://poverty-unpacked.org/2021/01/13/episode-11-poverty-politics-and-activism

    • 21 min

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