BHA comments on tenth anniversary of the historic promise to end child poverty
March 18th, 2009
On the tenth anniversary of the Labour Government pledge to end child poverty in a generation, we, as members of the Campaign to End Child Poverty are asking the Prime Minster: “Will you keep your promise Gordon, and improve the lives of millions of UK children living in poverty today?” As the recession bites, an investment of at least £3 billion would provide a vital timely and targeted injection into families in our poorest communities who are hardest hit. Without this £3bn in the forthcoming budget the Government will be 700,000 children short of its target to halve child poverty by 2010.
Because of their belief that this world is the only one we have and that human problems can only be solved by humans, humanists have often been very active social reformers. Compassion and a sense of justice are not unique to religious people. Most humanists believe in democracy, open government and human rights, and support action on world poverty and the environment.
The British Humanist Association (BHA) is the national charity representing and supporting the non-religious and campaigning for an end to religious privilege and discrimination based on religion or belief. It exists to support and represent people who seek to live good and responsible lives without religious or superstitious beliefs.
The Campaign to End Child Poverty aims to eradicate child poverty in the UK and is comprised of over 120 organisations who find the level of child poverty unacceptable and are committed to campaigning for change.