We have the knowledge and tools to end the AIDS epidemic. What we need now is the political commitment to deliver proven strategies at a scale that will turn the tide.
Over 33 million people around the world live with HIV, many in poverty. Less than half the people who are eligible to receive life-saving anti-retroviral medications have access them. Stigma and discrimination continue to plague the most vulnerable groups.
The number of people affected by poverty is growing, both in Canada and globally. Yet many programs will face cutbacks in the 2012 Federal Budget. The fiscal deficit has limited the government’s spending capacity, but this shouldn’t diminish Canada’s contribution to helping people work their way out of poverty
Vulnerable people in Canada and around the world need everyone’s support in fighting poverty. read more
The Social Planning Council of Winnipeg has provided the following policy briefing on the new Manitoba Poverty Reduction Act:
On Friday, June 17th, the Manitoba legislature passed important legislation that will give some authority to the government’s poverty reduction strategy. The Poverty Reduction Strategy Act will create the means to define, monitor and enforce what the government does to deal with poverty and social exclusion. This act was embedded in Bill 51, THE BUDGET IMPLEMENTATION AND TAX STATUTES AMENDMENT ACT, 2011.