“Sometimes I’m afraid my son will be killed for something as insignificant as a snack.” That’s what one woman told researchers when they asked her what it means to be poor. Sabina Alkire, director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) shared stories like this when she spoke at Oxford Town Hall last night.
What does it mean to be poor? Before we can fight poverty, we need to understand it. International poverty campaigner Sabina Alkire will be speaking at Oxford Town Hall tomorrow (Tuesday 13th November) about using multidimensional indicators of poverty to build up a detailed picture and advocate effectively for the world’s poorest people.