MAKE POVERTY HISTORY 2005 Published in the New Statesman Magazine
(center,left) the Rt Hon Lesley Hinds councillor Hinds is the Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant of the City of Edinburgh. she was elected Lord Provost on 8TH MAY 2003 to represent Edinburgh for four years The biggest ever anti-poverty movement came together under the banner of MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY in 2005 calling for urgent action for more and better aid, debt cancellation and trade justice.
Millions of people wore white bands, 444,000 people emailed the Prime Minister about poverty and 225,000 took to the streets of Edinburgh for the Make Poverty History march and rally.
The campaign ensured that global poverty was placed higher on the national and global agenda than ever before.