ONE organization has more than 3 million members, its a campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable diseases, particularly in Africa. They raise public awareness and pressure political leaders to support successful policies and programs that help save lives, help put children in schools, and improve their futures.
TOMS “ONE FOR ONE”
Seven states exhibited statistically significant higher household food insecurity rates than the U.S. national average 2009-2011:
United States 14.7%
North Carolina 17.1%
Food Insecurity and Very Low Food Security
Poverty is the root cause for International Human Trafficking. Human Trafficking is an illegal trade of human beings mainly for purposes of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor. Human Traffickers will go into poverty stricken areas and manipulate the poor for their own malicious benefit. If a country is better off financially, they will be the ones receiving human traffickers. If a country is doing bad financially, thats where the human trafficking will come from.
The data for DC showed that the residents living in the poorest neighborhoods face the greatest likelihood of being involved in violent crimes or being crime victims.
Children in low income neighborhoods tend to have low scores on standardized reading and math test. Schools in poor neighborhoods often face difficulty attracting and retaining experienced teachers. Students in Grade 4th and 8th grade in DC had the lowest academic performance when compared to students in other school districts with high poverty rates such as Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, New York.
Before teenagers reach the age of 20, 40 percent of all teens girls become pregnant. Teen mothers are not likely to finish high school, and are often left as single mothers to provide for their child.Research shows that many teens are likely to view parenthood as positive way of improving their lives.
Child Abuse and Neglect
Child abuse and Neglect tend to increase when families fall deeper into poverty. Abused and neglected children often faced delay development, and they are at risk of becoming future substance abusers, aggressive, and depressive.
Who would you rather help?
Nearly 11 million people live below the poverty line. Poverty is under-reported and inadequately reported by the media in the UK.
Journalist say that it can be difficult to give poverty a focus, since its something thats ongoing, rather than a specific event:
Why is it that the media rather focus on stories on committing crimes,or doing something unusual or difficult, displaying heroism, courage or generosity,rather than poverty??
The Choir With No Name, Anna Edwards- a film about a choir comprised entirely of homeless people who rehearse every monday evening in a former church hall in king’s Cross, London and the differences it makes to their outlook and aspirations.
Holiday From Poverty, Jez Lewis- a film following four families living in poverty as they take a weeks holiday in a country setting, offering an insight into their lives. It illustrates the power of a holiday to transform their hopes and expectations.
The Car’s Got to go, Barney Snow- another fresh approach, painting a picture through the emotional journey of having a car repossessed.