What is a Poverty Truth Commission? **REGISTRATION CLOSED**

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14 January 2022 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

In conversation with Martin Johnstone and Andrew Grinnell from the Poverty Truth Network.

What if people who struggled against poverty were involved in making decisions about tackling poverty?
Poverty Truth Commissions are being used across the UK to bring individuals and organisations together in conversation to both share the truth about poverty and work towards creating change.

Several organisations in Belfast have been meeting with representatives of the Poverty Truth Network to explore the possibility of hosting a Poverty Truth Commission in Belfast, and as part of this dialogue NICVA’s Faith Engagement programme is hosting an information session on what a Poverty Truth Commission is and how PTCs find solutions to poverty.

At the heart of the process is the voice of those experiencing poverty…

“… the experts are those who have a direct experience of poverty, living with the reality day in and day out. We believe real progress towards overcoming poverty will be made when those who experience poverty are central to the development, delivery, and evaluation of solutions. To use our motto, taken from the South African post-apartheid process, “Nothing about – without us – is for us”.”

Faith in Community Scotland

While being hosted by the Faith Engagement programme, this information session is open to any community and voluntary organisations, or groups concerned about poverty and interested in finding solutions.



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