SARF works on projects that provide a deeper understanding of the different dimensions of poverty and create new ways of being able to move towards a more equitable society.
SARF evidence how poverty affects communities and works in collaboration with different communities and organisations to explore and imagine local approaches that can point towards an alternative model.
We also aim to address the stigmatisation of marginalised communities. Negative stereotypes that blame poverty simply on individual choices shapes public services, policy and social attitudes and undermine a consensus on the need to eradicate poverty. At the same time this stigma de-values the experiences of people in poverty and often neglects important perspectives that can help to make better policy.
This all leads to unequal participation, which means that people in poverty are marginalised from the policy-making process, which often does not include the lived experiences of people in a way that can improve how decisions are made, and services delivered. SARF aims to transform this and change how policy and politics is done in a way that is truly inclusive