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Just as women’s rights would never have been won without women at the helm, poverty will never be truly addressed until those who experience it firsthand are at the heart of the process.
On 9 June 2011 this year I am hoping to sit down for a chat with my MP. Over a cuppa and maybe a custard cream, I am going to go right to the heart of the political decision-makers to get myself heard on some issues that affect people in poor countries.
The closing gathering of Scotland’s first Poverty Truth Commission will take place in Glasgow City Chambers (George Square, Glasgow) on the 16 April 2011 from 2 – 4pm (doors open at 1.15pm).