History of GCAP

A little girl proudly displays her Stand Up writst bandIn September 2003, prominent activist on women and children’s issues, Graça Machel, hosted a group of southern non-governmental issues in Maputo, Mozambique. It was here, with other prominent civil society activists such as CIVICUS Secretary-General Kumi Naidoo that the idea of a Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) was first aired. GCAP today can arguably be said to be one of the most ambitious civil society campaigns.Read the full story of GCAP's achievements

GCAP Supporters are United by Their Use of the White Band

The white band is the symbol that people, towns and cities all over the world can adopt to show their support and keep the anti-poverty message alive and visible.