Poverty has acquired a vast meaning and it entails more than the lack of income and productive resources to ensure sustainable livelihoods. The manifestations of poverty include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making.

 

Today, on October 17, we celebrate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which honours the victims of poverty, hunger, violence and fear, one of the mains is to make the voice of the poor heard, and to raise awareness of the need to eradicate poverty

 

 

The International Poverty line, is set at US$1.90, and there are a stunning 783 people who love under the poverty line! Globally, 122 women between the ages of 25 to 34 are living in extreme poverty, for every 100 men of the same group. One in four children under the age of five, has inadequate height and growth, due to malnutrition. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty! 1/4 of all humans live without electricity, which is approximately 1.6 billion people

We ask your opinions on how to stop this brutal cycle of poverty! 

What are some scientific or social interventions that you believe can help eradicate poverty?

In your opinion, when will we be able to completely eradicate poverty, and why?

How do you believe girls in science can help to eradicate poverty?

Do you think there is enough awareness regarding poverty? How can we increase it?

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