Together, we're fighting poverty and homelessness.
Credit: Shedia/ Giorgos Vitsaropoulos
Global Street Paper Summit
The 2022 Global Street Paper Summit in Milan is now over.
The first gathering of street papers and their staff since before the pandemic, the Summit took place between 12 and 16 September. Hosted in collaboration with the local street paper Scarp de' tenis, the Summit is an opportunity for our global movement to discuss shared challenges, celebrate successes and think about the future.
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We are a non-profit and global community dedicated to tackling poverty and homelessness. We do this by empowering people and street paper enterprises to tackle these issues locally.
What We Do
What is a Street Paper?
Street papers provide people in poverty with an immediate source of income whilst driving long-term change through journalism and advocacy.
Why Street Papers?
Vendor Rachel, Big Issue Australia
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.
Credit: Nicole Reed/Big Issue Australia
Sean, street paper reader, Vancouver, Canada.
Street paper journalism is thorough and sharp and grounded in the social change required to end poverty and homelessness in our cities.
Nikoleta Kosovac, Liceulice, Serbia
Street papers shape the cities we love and the values of the world in which we want to live.
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