SEA speaks about Universal Credit at event with the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty

This week, Surviving Economic Abuse was honoured to attend an event co-organised by Just Fair and the Human Rights Lawyers Association, on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights.

SEA director, Nicola Sharp-Jeffs spoke to the audience about how economic abuse is facilitated by the Universal Credit system, leaving women and children in poverty.

She spoke alongside Professor Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, who is carrying out a formal country mission to the UK. He discussed some of the issues and challenges that he is examining – including austerity, welfare reform, the role of new technologies, child poverty and Brexit.

Philip Alston had explored the issue of Universal Credit in his conversations with the Westminster Government and so was able to refer to Nicola’s speech directly, providing a glimpse into their thinking about this issue. To hear more, follow this link. 

Thank you to Just Fair and the Human Rights Lawyers Association for inviting us to attend and speak.