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Whether online or on the street, GCAP Germany --´Deine Stimme Gegen Armut´ or ´Your Voice Against Poverty´ - is on message: as long as world poverty exists, we must not stop making noise and campaign for a good standard of living for all.

Having committed to “Leave No One Behind”, we are vocal in our efforts to tackle the growing gap between rich and poor both at home and abroad, writes GCAP Germany's Max Beckmann.

The promise of a living wage, basic social security and welfare benefits would protect employees from falling into the poverty trap.

But here in Germany, one in four people earn less than 9,15 euros per hour – barely enough to provide basic necessities for themselves and their families. Globally, more than a quarter of all workers are denied a decent income.

Post 2015 Consultation: Global Citizenship, Jobs and Skills

This web post contains information about a Post 2015 Thematic Consultation, which runs from 23 January to 6 February.  This e-discussion is one of a series of four thematic e-discussions of the Education Global Thematic Consultation on the World We Want platform.

Please click here to go directly to the discussion page and participate. If you have not registered yet, please go to the Education Global Consultation web page.

Post2015 Global Consultation on Education

Co-conveners: UNICEF and UNESCO

Welcome to Discussion Three:

Put People First: G20 Counter Conference Saturday 7 November 2009 Westminster Central Hall - London

On 7 November, as the G20 returns to the UK, the agenda is to nurse an already failed economic model back to life, while looking to sew up an unjust international climate deal outside the UN process.

Fun rally with a serious message stops downtown Madrid

The march saw groups from every part of the political spectrum carry a range of messages about trade justice, debt cancellation, hunger and the MDGs. The overriding message, that the global crisis could not be the excuse to the developed world for reneging on their commitments to the poorest. The spotlight shone brightest on the Spanish government of course, who’s commitment to reaching 0.7% of GNI in aid is being monitored by civil society against the backdrop of a recession and rapidly rising national unemployment.

I am Standing up in Peru because...

Hector Bejar is coordinator of the GCAP Peru coalition and is mobilising this weekend.

World Day for Decent Work - October 7th - Decent work, decent life

In solidarity with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the GCAP Feminist Task Force joins the ITUC and labour organisations and partners around the world participating in the World Day for Decent Work, celebrated today, 7th of October: