The “Stand Up Against Poverty” campaign of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty was launched at Natabua High School last month. Communities around the Western region attended the launch in Lautoka. The event coincided with the start of the Month of Mobilisation which concludes with International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17th. White bands were provided to the audience on this day to visibly create awareness of anti-poverty efforts and solidarity among citizens, communities and organizations all over the world participating with events throughout the month. The program in Lautoka commenced with guest speaker, Father Kevin Barr. He brings with him a vast knowledge and work experience on issues of poverty.