Friday, 4 May 2012

Poverty Truth Commission mentioned in Baroness Stern's Seminar on Women Imprisonment

LAST month Baroness Stern was the guest speaker at the International Futures Forum's Ramsay Garden Seminar on Women's Imprisonment. Stern is a lifelong campaigner for prison reform, with a particular interest in women in prison. There is a full report of the the seminar on the International Futures Forum website.

During the discussion followed the speech it was mentioned that "the problem of powerlessness is also the absence of voice in the system" and that "there may be lessons to learn from the Poverty Truth Commission seeking to give the poor a voice in policy about poverty".

The Poverty Truth Commission is committed to work both with individuals that want to have their voices heard and also with organisations that would are interested in involving people with an experience of poverty in their decision making.

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