Indigenous Australians have a life expectancy which is 20 years less than the rest of the population. (http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/health/aboriginal-life-expectancy)

Indigenous Australians have a life expectancy which is 20 years less than the…

Indigenous Australians have a life expectancy which is 20 years less than the rest of the population. (http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/health/aboriginal-life-expectancy)

Indigenous Australians have a life expectancy which is 20 years less than the…

Women, in most parts of the world and in most jobs (excluding sex work) are paid less than men for the same work. This is true in Australia as well. (Julia Newton-Howes, CEO CAREAustralia)

The wage gap: pay inequality. Women currently make 77 cents for every dollar that men earn.

Child mortality rates and poverty are inextricably linked. They are low in developed nations and high in some of the poorest countries. Malnutrition and lack of medical care are two reasons for this.

Child mortality rates and poverty are inextricably linked. They are low in developed nations and high in some of the poorest countries. Malnutrition and lack of medical care are two reasons for this.

Indigenous Australians enjoyed better general health than Europeans in 1788. However, today their living conditions are far worse than the rest of the population. They experience high rates of domestic violence and disease, and lower employment rates and life expectancy. These social disadvantages can be seen as a legacy of the dispossession of their land and livelihood. (http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/health-facts/overviews/the-context-of-indigenous-health)

Indigenous Australians enjoyed better general health than Europeans in

The price of war, and the price of life. Many necessities are not as costly as tools for defence and warfare. (world vision.org)

The price of war, and the price of life. Many necessities are not as costly as tools for defence and warfare. (world vision.org)

A basic overview of poverty.

A basic overview of poverty.

HIV is largely an African pandemic. Although it is prevalent in most parts of the world, around 67% of all those infected with the disease are African. Certain traditions regarding contraception, access to contraception, education, lack of diagnosis and poor health conditions in general are some reasons for this. The disease is well treated in most western countries for those who can afford it, unlike in impoverished nations where people cannot.  (http://www.developafrica.org)

The Ministry of Brian and Helen Chapaitis with Wycliffe Bible Translators

The Millennium Development Goals represent an agreed agenda for both developed and developing countries, working together to reduce poverty and advance human development. (One Just World forum, Melbourne, March 2013)

The Millennium Development Goals represent an agreed agenda for both developed and developing countries, working together to reduce poverty and advance human development. (One Just World forum, Melbourne, March

Do you build a castle on sand?  Simply donating money to charity may not solve the problem of poverty in the long run. Building dams and farms on non-arible land is not necessarily sustainable. However, setting up the right infrastructure to help impoverished communities help themselves, is a good investment.

Four Biggest Banks in America have Huge Leverage

(Rosangela Berman-Bieler, Unicef Australia)

(Rosangela Berman-Bieler, Unicef Australia)

(http://inequality.org/wealth-inequality/)

(http://inequality.org/wealth-inequality/)

Climate change poses a threat to food production, shelter, habitat and access and availability of drinking water globally. And although it is the big industrial nations such as China, Europe and US that are the greatest carbon emitters, it has often been the less industrialised countries in around the world that have suffered the most damage to their natural environment. All of these factor perpetuate poverty.

Residents stand on electric wires to stay on high ground while others wade in neck-deep flood waters caused by Typhoon Ondoy in Cainta Rizal, east of Manila September 2009

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