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Talking about poverty

The art of ignoring ‘the poor’

01 August 2019
I was recently asked to speak to the theme of ‘the art of ignoring the poor’ at an OECD/ATD Fourth World conference to launch the report of a cross-national study of the hidden dimensions of poverty. ATD’s work to enable the voices of people in poverty to be heard has helped me understand the importance of the psycho-social and the relational in understanding how poverty is experienced.

What’s in a frame? The poverty sector’s search for convincing messages

27 April 2016
At a recent event, I listened to a US campaigner describe how they fought and won the long battle for equal marriage. It turned out that talking about legal rights didn’t tug the public’s heart strings in the right direction.