Posts Tagged ‘uk’

In 1999 is was declared that child poverty in the UK could be eliminated by 2020. A binding legal target was set to reduce and ultimately end child poverty. However, now more children in UK rely on food aid than ever before. What happened?

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Food banks and gender article

Posted: January 27, 2014 in articles
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Building on my report on Food banks, I wrote up a gendered analysis for Open Democracy.

“The reasons why up to 500,000 people in the UK need emergency food aid are inherently gendered.  Low pay, the rise in food prices, and punitive welfare reforms work in tandem with regressive Tory gender policies to push women and the poor to the brink.” Read the full article here.