Briefing note – Progressing an anti-poverty strategy for Northern Ireland
The Equality Coalition, Barnardo’s NI, and the Northern Ireland Anti-Poverty Network (NIAPN) have produced a joint briefing note calling for the development of an anti-poverty strategy to be a day one priority for the next NI Executive. The three organisations launched the briefing at an anti-poverty seminar held in Stormont on Wednesday 28 June 2023, which was attended by MLAs, academics, and civil society representatives.
The briefing highlights that NI has been waiting for an anti-poverty strategy for almost twenty years following a commitment arising from the 2006 St Andrews Agreement. While some progress was made on developing the strategy during the last political mandate, the Executive collapsed again before it could be implemented.
Download the full briefing here.
The Equality Coalition is co-convened by CAJ and UNISON.