Poverty is the single biggest threat to kids.
One of the biggest challenges facing our nation today is the persistently high number of children living in poverty. Nearly 1 in 5 children are living in families with incomes below the poverty line. Children disproportionately experience poverty in the South Africa, while only comprising 23.1 percent of the total population in South Africa, they make up 33.6 percent of the population living in poverty.
Poverty is a particularly serious problem for children, who suffer negative effects for the rest of their lives after living in poverty for even a short time. Yet children continue to be cast aside and there is no national strategy or dialogue to address child poverty.
We need a national commitment in the South Africa to cut the child poverty rate and reduce racial and ethnic disparities.
- Develop and inspire a broad-based coalition of non-profit, child-focused organizations and individuals from the national, state and local level dedicated to setting the goal of cutting the child poverty rate in half within 10 years. We encourage partners to contribute policy development, lobbying efforts, grassroots engagement, and communications expertise to advance the goal of reducing child poverty in the South Africa, Africa and global by half in 10 years. We welcome other organizations who are dedicated to reducing child poverty and can contribute resources to the coalition to join our collective effort.
- Allow IFFFAP partners and outside stakeholders the opportunity to sign-on and support individual materials and participate in calls to action. All stakeholders will be given the chance to opt-in, rather than opt-out, of any IFFFAP advocacy materials. Any advocacy materials that contain the IFFFAP insignia will list the individual members who have opted to sign on.
- The coalition will develop and reinforce messaging strategies, narratives and communication plans to win public support that will encourage lawmakers to act on the recommendations of the coalition.
- IFFFAP partners will serve as a resource for lawmakers, state and local advocates, the general public, and other interested stakeholders. IFFFAP members will engage in information sharing, policy education and direct advocacy.
We, IFFFAP are a national, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of human life in South Africa, Africa and global through strategic, targeted advocacy to advance the public policy interests.
Repairing the world and helping those in need are core IFFFAP values. IFFFAP is doing a lot of work on social justice, including ensuring access to low-cost housing in South Africa and working to secure support for social services across the country especially for the disabled people.