Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 26 July 2014

Help women to end poverty

Some 160 years after famine and emigration reduced the population of Ulster by nearly half a million people, 1.3bn people worldwide still earn less than $1.25 per day.

Of these, 70% are women. They earn less and own less, too, with just 1% of the world's property in women's hands.

Oxfam Ireland is hosting a public forum tomorrow, October 25, in Belfast, to share ideas on how to ensure women's rights and dignity are respected. I ask Belfast Telegraph readers to support our campaign, Ending Poverty Starts with Women, by joining us at oxfamireland.org/women.

JIM CLARKEN

Chief executive, Oxfam Ireland

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