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The Female Face of Poverty

The Female Face of Poverty | Poverty assignment by_Rilwan | Scoop.it
Fifty years after the War on Poverty began, millions of women are still struggling to get by.

Via Greg Russak
Rilwan Unfazed's insight:

After reading this article, my view on the people who are more greatly affected by poverty has changed. I used to think that men suffer more because of poverty when compared to women. Howeve, that does not seem to be  the case after all. Women are actually affected greatly by poverty too. Mothers who have no husbands will have to suffer a lot when raising their child if they are poor.Given that most women earn less than men, women are greatly affected by poverty too

Sean Lim Lin Yuan's comment, January 27, 2014 11:29 PM
good morning I have commented
Joan Tan's comment, January 27, 2014 11:33 PM
I agree with you, Sabeen, but other than telling what happened, you can also include some solutions in which can help them.
Boyd See Jun Pung's comment, January 28, 2014 10:47 PM
I agree with sabeen.The feminism of poverty can be described as a movement in political, economic and social equality for women, and is closely related to Liberalism. Feminism sees discrimination as a distinction of unequal treatment from all social, political and economic access for women. Feminism of poverty reaches all women, Black, White, Asian or English. It has been around since the beginning of time. Women have taken the role of mother, maid, cook and lover. Inferred from text. Those most likely to live in poverty in the U.S. are women and children. This is referred to as the feminization of poverty; increasingly the poor included unwed mothers, separated and divorced mothers, serving as the head of households
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To Tackle Poverty, Trust the Power of Community - Huffington Post

To Tackle Poverty, Trust the Power of Community - Huffington Post | Poverty assignment by_Rilwan | Scoop.it

Let's stop fighting poverty and start supporting and investing in the collective expertise, wisdom, and initiative that can be found in low-income communities across the country.

Via jean lievens
Rilwan Unfazed's insight:

I think that solving the problem of poverty by using the power of. the community is a good idea. The community has a big impact and therefore, it is able to solve the problem of povert. Also, in the community, the people support each other, which can solve the problem of poverty.

Andrew Walker's comment, February 2, 2014 6:59 AM
i agree with you. The community does have a big impact on poverty. If everyone helps out, poverty may be at a very small amount today. Even though people have their own lives to tend to, it shocks me that more people of the community are not helping.
Belinda Lee's curator insight, February 6, 2014 11:17 AM

Connections: This shows that connections with peers and families do help to reduce poverty as the strong willpower they have withstands it. Encouragement, support and inspirations do help too, as studies shown. Whaticia came up with a STOP Senseless Tragedies Oppressing Our People campaign which encourages people to provide encouragement and support as a way to help one come out of poverty. 

 Concepts: The main idea of this campaign is to relieve people's burden they face during poverty, to let them know that everyone else is supporting them, so they will not give up, and keep on fighting till they get out of poverty state. 

Changes: This text suggest that not only those who are facing poverty should do so but also everyone. Everyone should lend a helping hand, and together the impact would be great.

Challenges:The text says that there isn't direction from the staffs, but instead they should have so as to guide those who are facing poverty along to the path where they can step out of it.  

Eugene Yong's curator insight, February 22, 2014 12:05 PM

Connect:This article is about how the safety net systems is critical to help the low income people from  falling out. i think it is important to help families leave  poverty and gain economic and social mobility. In Singapore, we have a lot of welfare assistance to help the needy, for example:''  Sinda Fund(Singapore Indian Association) '' provides  assistance for fellow Indian people. I think we should also learn from the African American parents in New Orleans who started a social club to provide activites and cultural events for their children and also  prepare their children to rebuild after the disaster.


Extend: We can learn from what other countries do in the safety net system to help their people.  The examples quoted under FII are useful references.Perhaps other countries can also learn and create such safety nets system to help their poor people. These support systems can help to fight poverty.


Challenge: I think that safety nets system also need funding to be able to carry out the activites. It may be the duty for everyone to take part and help to improve society and help the needy to escape poverty. I also believe that low income families should also be pro active and help themselves by legal means and not forever rely on the support systems.


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How to Build an Anti-Poverty Movement, From the Grassroots Up | The Nation

How to Build an Anti-Poverty Movement, From the Grassroots Up | The Nation | Poverty assignment by_Rilwan | Scoop.it
Ten groups that are laying the foundation for an economic justice revival

Via Ramy Jabbar رامي
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I think that the methods stated in  this article are quite efficient and seme to be effective. For example, the second method, center of community change, seem to be effective as jobs are involved. This article seems to impose  the quote of start small and end big too.

Jia Ling's curator insight, January 20, 2014 7:46 AM

This article link to poverty as the people are trying to build an Anti-Poverty movement. What I really like about this article is that the writer is willing to create a movement to stop the poor from suffering, and as well as to lead a better life like the average people in the world. The few points are : Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Center for Community Change, Children's Healthwatch, Half in Ten, Occupy our Homes/Home defenders league. The main action in this text is how people can come together to stop poverty in some countries. This article is also focusing on how the poor and fight for living-wage jobs, stable life and paying for the basic things in life like taxes, utility bills etc. 
One question I would like to ask is : Are there anymore people who are willing to stand up for the poor?  

Fatimah Mujibah's curator insight, January 21, 2014 10:00 AM

The Americans need a major change to help the families strugglig to survive on just $19,530. Among all the effort taken to overcome poverty, i think 2 of them will make alot of difference.


Firstly, the Center for Community Change.

 For 45 years, the CCC has worked with low-income communities and local grassroots organizations to overcom poverty. The CCC plans to work with grassroots organizations at the local and state levels, and then form coalitions at the national level, to demand policies that create good jobs with good wages. I feel that this a very thoughtful act.


Nextly, the Children's Healthwatch.

 CHW collects data at pediatric clinics and hospitals to show the real impact of public policy choices on the health, nutrition and development of children up to the age of 4. CHW has also demonstrated the importance of affordable housing for children’s health, showing that children in households that move frequently or fall behind on rent are significantly more likely to be underweight, in fair or poor health, and at risk for developmental delays than their stably housed peers. And CHW has examined energy insecurity, showing that children in families struggling to afford utilities and keep their homes sufficiently heated or cooled are more likely to be food insecure, hospitalized at some point since birth, or to have moved twice or more in the past year.


 With these information collected, CHW can take measures to ensure that the children are not left behind alone to suffer in poverty.