Social Justice Issues

Poverty

Poverty

Poverty is a major social justice issue in our world.

Many people in our world are living in poverty and can not live in the quality of the life that we can live in.

The definition of poverty is the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor.

If everyone who was living in poverty had some money then everyone would have a better way of living.


Poverty in our world

There are many people in our world who are living on less then $2.50 a day due to poverty. There are many divisions in our world from poverty. Every one in this world should be equal and have the same quality of living during their life. Every three seconds a child dies due to starvation and not enough resources.

Facts and Statistics

1. At least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day.

2. The poorest 40 percent of the world’s population accounts for 5 percent of global income. The richest 20 percent accounts for three-quarters of world income.

3. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. And they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.”

4. Based on enrollment data, about 72 million children of primary school age in the developing world were not in school in 2005; 57 per cent of them were girls. And these are regarded as optimistic numbers.


http://www.globalissues.org/article/26/poverty-facts-and-stats



Help make World Poverty History

1. Give money, or stuff that you dont need

2. Go to this website


http://www.worldconcern.org/poverty/