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Addressing Poverty


Eradicating poverty is one of the greatest global challenges facing the world. The first of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals is ‘No Poverty’. While the number of people living in extreme poverty has dropped by more than half from 1.9 billion in 1990, to 836 million in 2015, too many are still struggling for the most basic human needs.

Globally, more than 800 million people are still living on less than $1.25 a day  with many lacking access to adequate food, clean drinking water and sanitation. Rapid economic growth in countries like China and India has lifted millions out of poverty, but progress has also been uneven. Women are disproportionately more likely to live in poverty than men due to unequal access to paid work, education and property.

Learn more about the targets of SDG 1 ‘No Poverty’ here.

About the Hub

This page is intended to collect materials for the “Addressing Poverty” hub Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture for Women.  It includes introduction, news and multimedia materials about the activities in which the hub participates.