Poverty

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  • Marcus Rashford
    Life

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

  • Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
    People

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

  • free school meals
    Opinion

    This young girl just proved why poverty is so often a female burden

Latest Stories

Life

How to help the homeless in cold weather

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

Posted by
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

Posted by
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.

Posted by
Hannah Keegan
Published
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.

Posted by
Sarah Shaffi
Published
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Hollie Richardson
Published

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”

Chhaupadi: Teenage girls in Nepal exiled to period huts during menstruation
Life

Teens in Nepal document the stigma surrounding periods

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

Posted by
Sarah Biddlecombe
Published
Visible Women

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

"The need is more"

Posted by
Emily Reynolds
Published
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
Published
People

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

“Poverty is sexist.”

Posted by
Susan Devaney
Published
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
Published
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
Published
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Hayley Spencer
Published

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.