Social professionals and institutions call to fight against poverty and inequality


Social professionals and institutions call to fight against poverty and inequality

17 October, 2013

The more than 4,200 organizations that make up the Zero Poverty platform have send a message to the public in a symbolic act in the Post Office and have send to the Parliament their demands and proposals, all of them under the theme "Poverty is preventable. Against inequality: social justice."

The Manifesto calls for a joint responsibility to stop impoverishment processes with more just and equitable policies that have a global view and include measures against tax evasion and tax fraud.

Representatives of more than 4,200 social institutions, cooperation, human rights and peace ones, has send a message this morning to the public and government on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Under the slogan "Poverty is preventable. Against inequality : social justice”, the Zero Poverty platform has delivered a giant letter into the Post Office addressed to all citizens. Then, the platform has met with members of the Committee for Foreign Affairs, EU and Cooperation, and Welfare, Family and Immigration, as well as with the president of the Catalan Parliament, Núria de Gispert, to transfer to the politicians the social sector clamor for more just and equitable policies.

Zero Poverty platform has also raised to the parliamentary groups the urgent need to preserve the welfare state, as well as the social and citizenship rights conquered in recent decades, with the aim to ensure the dignity and equality of opportunity of every person.


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