Poverty

Poverty, breaking news, photos, comments, social media posts on this topic.

  • Fashion

    Marcus Rashford teams up with Burberry to support young people around the world

  • Dispatches: Growing Up Poor aired on Channel 4 this week.
    Opinion

    This 2019 documentary perfectly predicted what is happening in the UK right now

  • Taiwo Owatemi MP
    Politics

    Why Taiwo Owatemi’s powerful speech on feeding families is going viral

Latest Stories

Marcus Rashford
Celebrity

Marcus Rashford says his mum is the “real deserving recipient” of his MBE

“As a young Black man from Wythenshawe, never did I think I would be accepting an MBE”

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Hollie Richardson
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Marcus Rashford
People

Marcus Rashford explains why saying it’s a parent’s “job” to feed their kids is damaging

“It’s comments like this that prevent people from speaking their truth and asking for help.”

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Lauren Geall
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An empty plate to illustrate the concept of food poverty
People

Annuziata Rees-Mogg’s comments about food poverty highlight a much wider issue

The politician and journalist has come under fire for her tweets about the price of healthy food.

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Lauren Geall
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Marcus Rashford free school dinners
Opinion

Can Marcus Rashford’s campaign break the stigma around money and poverty shame?

Free school meals only scratch the surface of a much bigger issue.

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Hollie Richardson
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Hollie Richardson
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Marcus Rashford’s open letter to the government has ensured meals for school children

He has shared his own experience of growing up on free school meals.

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
People

Food banks need your help right now – follow Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds’ lead

Celebrities are banding together to support those in need during the crisis.

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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Life

How to help the homeless in cold weather

Simple actions to take if you're worried about a homeless person this winter.

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Megan Murray
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Nobel prize winners Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee
People

Nobel prize winner Esther Duflo referred to as nameless ‘wife’ – and Twitter is furious

Anger as new economic sciences laureate is diminished by media coverage

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Anna Brech
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Cash Carraway
People

Cash Carraway: From sex worker to published author

The writer was living in poverty and working in the sex industry when her blog was spotted by a publisher.

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Hannah Keegan
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2019's best non-fiction books.
Books

Your guide to this year’s best non-fiction books

From an homage to Dirty Dancing to a book of the best speeches by women, this is 2019's must-read non-fiction.

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Sarah Shaffi
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Kerry Hudson Lowborn
Books

This gritty working-class memoir is a must-read for anyone who grew up in poverty

“I felt ashamed of being poor, until I found this working-class writer”

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Hollie Richardson
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Sarah Biddlecombe
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Teens in Nepal document the stigma surrounding periods

“We are kept separately and not touched. I feel hated.”

Visible Women

Meet the woman whose accident inspired her to help London's communities

"The need is more"

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Emily Reynolds
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Life

People need food banks now more than ever – here’s how you can help

Sainsbury’s has launched shelf-edge labels to help shoppers easily identify the products that are most useful to food banks

Posted by
Natasha Preskey
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People

Why Oprah and Meryl Streep have penned an open letter on gender equality to world leaders

“Poverty is sexist.”

Posted by
Susan Devaney
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Visible Women

These girl-led grassroots organisations seriously deserve your attention

You've probably never heard of them, but you really need to

Posted by
Anisa Easterbrook
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Visible Women

Women’s Daily Dispatch: The news you need to know on 2/3/18

A new invention promises to make your period more eco-friendly - and the life expectancy of England’s poorest girls has fallen

Posted by
Moya Crockett
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Life

Former homeless women share tips on the donations that really matter

Being homeless is made even worse for women the week of the month when their period comes.

Posted by
Hayley Spencer
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