As an official Make Poverty History Ambassador Missy Higgins has pledged to take a public stand against poverty by supporting Make Poverty History during its 2008 ‘Stand Up Against Poverty’ campaign on 17 – 19th October.

STAND UP Against Poverty is a worldwide call to take action against poverty and inequality and for the Millennium Development Goals. People from all nations join together by hosting or attending events in their local community. At each event participants stand up together to symbolise their unity with millions of other STAND UP participants across the globe.

“It’s easy to take for granted the things our country has always known, like freedom, wealth and good health care. But globally speaking, we’re in the minority. As the lucky ones it’s our responsibility to stand up for those less fortunate than us. Join me on October 17th and stand up against world poverty!” Missy Higgins

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