ATD Fourth World has shared details of an online event it is hosting to discuss its submission to the UN about the state of child poverty in the UK. The submission includes a Youth Voices report, which was led by young people with experience of poverty and engagement with social services.
The following details about the reports and the online conference have been taken from ATD’s invitation, and Eventbrite page:
The submissions to the UN:
On the 20th of April from 2pm to 3.30 pm, at the invitation of 4in10, ATD Fourth World will present reflections on two reports we submitted to the United Nations about povertyism in the UK:
- A Youth Voices report, submitted on behalf of the End Child Poverty Coalition, was led by young people with experience of poverty and interaction with social services. Speakers will include Kaydence Drayak, Dr. Gill Main, Aurelia Drayak and Lyle Barker of the University of Essex Human Rights Centre.
- ATD’s main report was led by activists with lived experience of poverty in collaboration with social workers. Speakers will include: Angela Babb, Amanda Button, Prof. Anna Gupta, Dr. Koldo Casla, Simon Haworth, Taliah Drayak, Tammy Mayes, and Yuval Saar-Heiman.
The aim of the event is to provide an introduction to ATD and Human Rights Local’s submission to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and understand more clearly what changes are needed across London and the UK in the protection of everyday human rights.
In this session, we will focus a discussion around families’ experiences of the social care system. More information about the submission can be found here https://atd-uk.org/2023/01/25/telling-the-united-nations-about-rights-abuses-in-childrens-social-care/. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear how ATD, a 4in10 member, and Human Rights Local have undertaken extensive research, led by people with lived experience of poverty and the social care system, alongside practitioners such as social workers to develop a report that the UN can use to evaluate the UK government on their protection of economic, social and cultural rights.
This event can help 4in10 members understand how their work supporting families impacted by poverty can be framed as a human rights issue which the government has responsibilities to protect. It also will help highlight the impact of discrimination many in poverty face and how we can collectively better support each other.
A meeting link will be emailed to you a couple days before the event. If you have any questions, please email Emily at email@example.com
To register for the event, please click here.