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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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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 logo

      Arts & Homelessness International Award winners announced

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      Mirjam Leitner surrounded by the Apropos choir. Photo credit: Norbert Kopf

        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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            AI generated picture shows the future of journalism in 2024 with a young man working on a home computer showing human elements.

              Journalism in the year 2024

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              Picture of Museum of Liverpool, where the Global Street Paper Summit will be held

                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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                              Juha Kaakinen wears glasses a white shirt and black jacket. He is photographed walking down a busy street.

                                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

                                  Credit: Nicole Reed/Big Issue Australia

                                  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.

                                  Nikoleta Kosovac, Liceulice, Serbia
                                  Woman wearing a blue vest and handing out Liceulice street paper in Serbia

                                  Credit: Liceulice

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