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We are a nonprofit membership organisation and global community dedicated to tackling poverty and homelessness through street papers.

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    A good life for all: Accessing welfare with an LGBTQ+ identity

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      Changing the narrative on homelessness and poverty

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        INSP has succeeded in winning an Innovate UK Catalyst Award

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        Global Forum for Media Development

          INSP joins the Global Forum for Media Development

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          Apropos vendor Edi Binder

            Edi Binder on growing up in the shadow of war

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            Exhibition on street papers in Bern, Switzerland

              How do you create an exhibition about street papers?

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              New psychologists stand together

                Entrant psychologists help people experiencing homelessness in Hungary

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                  Sexuality and homelessness in Montreal, Canada

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                    Grants Pass v. Johnson homelessness case to go before US Supreme Court

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                      Yalmay Yunupinu: “We must have our land, language and culture”

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                        Meet Liceulice vendor Stefan Gogov

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                        Jarkko “Jake” Jalonen defies the cold weather, checks the pictures on his phone

                          How Finland succeeded in reducing homelessness

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                            Arts & Homelessness International Award winners announced

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                              Apropos editor Michaela Gründler: “I take all voices into account”

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                              Big Issue Taiwan

                                Meet Kang Chiu-yen, Big Issue Taiwan vendor at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Taipei Bridge Station

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                                UK Poverty 2024 /Joseph Rowntree Foundation

                                  INSP responds to UK Poverty report

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                                    Journalism in the year 2024

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                                      Global Street Paper Summit confirmed for Liverpool in 2024

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                                      Meet Traços vendor Thifany Branco

                                        Meet Traços vendor Thifany Branco

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                                        The never-ending story of Faktum vendor Bertil Schöneman

                                          The never-ending story of Faktum vendor Bertil Schöneman

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                                          “I’m not a beggar, I’m a trader”

                                            “I’m not a beggar, I’m a trader”: 30 years of BISS

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                                            Journalism is not a crime

                                              'Journalism is not a crime' - reflections on the Thomson Reuters Foundation's Trust conference

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                                              Arts & Homelessness International Awards

                                                New Arts and Homelessness International Awards launched

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                                                Report on Scottish Social Enterprises impact

                                                  New report: 'Scotland – A world leader in international social enterprise'

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                                                  Korean street soccer project participants play football on a 5-a-side pitch

                                                    How street papers and street soccer go together at the 2023 Homeless World Cup in Sacramento

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                                                      Finland is saying goodbye to homelessness: An interview with Juha Kaakinen

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                                                      Lice v Lice vendor Memet Kamber, who passed away due to complications from diabetes, stands smiling holding a copy of the magazine, wearing a grey jacket and a red and grey vest.

                                                        Lice v Lice vendor Memet Kamber’s death highlights the struggle undocumented citizens in North Macedonia face accessing health care

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                                                        What is a street paper?

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                                                        Street papers provide people in poverty with an immediate source of income while driving long-term change through journalism and advocacy.

                                                        Why street papers?

                                                        Changing lives

                                                        The cycle of homelessness is real... walking in that door (of the Big Issue), getting asked your first name and do you want to work? The power in that one sentence did so much for me.

                                                        Vendor Rachel, Big Issue Australia
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                                                        Changing perceptions

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                                                        Street paper journalism is thorough and sharp and grounded in the social change required to end poverty and homelessness in our cities.

                                                        Sean, street paper reader, Vancouver, Canada.

                                                        Changing society

                                                        Street papers shape the cities we love and the values of the world in which we want to live.

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