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Inequality is both a cause and a symptom of poverty.

Exclusion from political representation, land, work and services, because of gender, race, health, caste, religion, denies people the power to make decisions about their own future.

Excluded people must be able to take part in the political process, claiming their rights and holding their leaders to account.

View the film below to learn more.


Power to the People

Case Study

Brazil is one of the world's richest countries, but also one of the word's most unequal countries. Brazil's poor have very little power and the country's laws and policies continue to favour the elite: a clear example of how poverty is all about power - and the lack of it.

As part of the multinational Power to the People project, funded by DFID and Christian Aid, our local partner INESC is working to prise open the doors of government to people who have always been left out.