October 16, 2012
About Anti-Poverty Week
Anti-Poverty Week is a week where all Australians are encouraged to organise or take part in an activity aiming to highlight or overcome issues of poverty and hardship here in Australia or overseas. It was established in Australia as an expansion of the UN's annual International Anti-Poverty Day on October 17. In 2012, Anti-Poverty Week is from October 14 - 20 2012.
The Sisters of Saint Joseph was founded in in 1866 to "respond to the misery and wretchedness of the bush children and afflicted poor". To this day, in six countries throughout the world they and their co-workers, continue to relieve suffering and bring hope to those with few choices.
The Sisters encourage you to support their work and also to get involved in some of the Anti Poverty activities that are organised by welfare and health organisations, religious groups, community organisations, schools and youth groups. Many other types of organisation also arrange activities, including government departments, local councils, business organisations, universities and sporting and cultural groups.