Rethinking Poverty | Eradicating poverty and creating a good society

Rethinking Poverty is a hub for discussions on creating a good and just society

Here you will find blogs on how to #BuildBackBetter to achieve social and climate justice and create a society free from poverty and inequality. Our aim is to build the narrative and to help connect key people and promising approaches.

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On eradicating poverty and creating a good society

How are young people writing about the climate crisis?

By Jordan Dilworth

13 May, 2022

The Orwell Youth Prize, which is run by The Orwell Foundation, uses the writing of George Orwell as a starting point to inspire young people to write about their own ideas and experiences, and critically engage with the world...

Come dancing with systems

By Barry Knight

10 May, 2022

A low ebb Those of us working for social justice and human rights have faced strong headwinds in recent decades. A world obsessed with economic growth has led to environmental degradation, the removal of social safety nets, deregulation of...

How can we develop flourishing lives in tough times?

By Barry Knight

10 May, 2022

A group of thinkers and activists have been meeting together over the past six months to wrestle with how we might develop flourishing lives for all.  Our first step was to acknowledge that all our efforts so far have...

Staffordshire University hold first Action on Poverty Conference

By Rethinking Poverty

The Staffordshire University Action on Poverty and Hardship team, CHAD research centre and Connected Communities team are holding their first Action on Poverty Conference on Monday 20th June 2022 9am to 5pm.  This conference aims to bring together community members, activists, practitioners and researchers, voluntary and...

The impact of Basic Income Month

By Rethinking Poverty

Compass and the Basic Income Conversation have published their report Basic Income Month: The impact of London Solidarity Funds and the case for local basic income schemes. The Basic Income Month project was a crowdfunding campaign run by the...

Janette Kirton-Darling Memorial Prize

By Rethinking Poverty

The Prize The Janette Kirton-Darling Memorial Prize will be awarded to an organisation that has demonstrated outstanding leadership, creativity and impact in developing a local community initiative developing effective means to #ShiftThePower to people whose voices are rarely heard...


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