Poverty is a Noose Choking Families

Published date: 
17 Oct 2012

PRESS STATEMENT

By Tanya Ward, Chief Executive

UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

“Today is UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. 

Poverty is a noose choking Irish families.  Wherever men, women and children are condemned to live in poverty, their human rights are violated.  It is our solemn duty to come together to ensure that these rights are respected.

The Children’s Rights Alliance is committed in its work to fight child poverty and is lobbying Government, in time for Budget 2013, to:

•    Be fair: ensure children’s rights are protected in Budget 2013 and consider the impact of all budgetary decisions on children.

•    Be focused: make ending child poverty its goal, in the short and longer‐term measures it introduces.

•    Be flexible: one size does not fit all families. Build flexibility into the social welfare system so that it can support families to cope with their changing financial circumstances.

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For more information, please contact:
Carys Thomas, Communications Director
Tel: (01) 6629400
Mob: 087 7702845
Email: carys@childrensrights.ie

Note to Editors:
1.    The full text of the Children’s Rights Alliance’s Pre-Budget Submission is here: http://www.childrensrights.ie/resources/pre-budget-submission-department...

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Children's Rights Alliance