|CARITAS BANGLADESH LEADER CALLS ATTENTION TO STRUCTURAL INJUSTICE|
While acknowledging the importance of emergency responses to material poverty, Caritas Bangladesh Director Francis Sarker told a Sydney audience that structural injustices that create poverty need to be addressed.
Mr Sarker was a keynote speaker at last week's gathering of 140 senior schools students in Sydney. He is in Australia on behalf of the Project Compassion appeal of Caritas Australia.
He said the major issues facing his country include alleviating poverty, salvaging the natural environment, developing human resources and empowering women.
He told the students how Caritas Bangladesh, with support from Caritas Australia, works with people at village level, and helps groups to identify and solve their problems.