Nunavut fails poverty report card

  The Amautiit: Nunavut Inuit Women’s Association (NIWA) has released a damning first annual poverty report card, highlighting “the harsh realities faced by Nunavut’s most vulnerable populations”. NIWA is calling for urgent action needed to address theses systemic problems that perpetuate poverty and inequality in the territory’s communities. NIWA is an organization that advocates for the rights and well-being of Inuit women and families in Nunavut. The findings of this year’s poverty report card make it clear that there is a need for a change in the methods of combating poverty and its future implications. The three major findings from the report are as follows: Child Poverty Rates: Nunavut continues to have “alarmingly high” child poverty rates, with a “significant percentage of our children living in conditions of economic hardship”….

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