SDG 1- No Poverty- An Overview



Shaziya Shaikh is a SyBMM student at St. Andrew’s College, Bandra. She is an aspiring journalist, and creative writer as well. She believes in improving oneself to become better and better in all stages of life and that life has a deeper meaning to everything, just because we cannot see it does not mean it doesn’t exist.

SDG 1- No Poverty

Poverty forms the background for the major problems of the human population and the world has been working towards it since a long time but with no specific targets.  With Sustainable Development Goals, we have set targets that we aim at achieving together. From women to young girls or even infants, females are the casualty and most vulnerable part of this patriarchal society that we are fighting against, therefore at Safecity we tried to understand the smallest to the biggest complications faced by women in poverty. While the world is taking a step forward towards ending poverty, we attempt at understanding different aspects and effects of women in poverty for better execution of the SDG 1.

Adya Singh, @adyasingh99 curated our twitter handle in the first week of November based on harassment of women in relation with poverty concerning SDG 1. The discussion went on about the different reasons behind it and ways to help women with it.


Key points that were discussed are as follows:

  • No access to the lawsuit at the lowest level makes the victimizers work easier.
  • Observation of equal pay for men and women should be mandatory.
  • Lack of basic resources makes them less confident of speaking of their assault.
  • Provision of basic wage jobs will make women less dependent and thus less vulnerable.
  • Women should be aware of their rights and voice their problems without hesitation.
  • Arrangement of better systems that would work for these people is necessary.


Chetna, @Chetna1806, conducted a TweetChat during the second week of November discussing the wage gap issue and breaking the glass ceiling factor in our Indian society.


Key points that were discussed are as follows:

    • Patriarchy is the origin and can be the end of glass ceiling.
    • The lack of motivation for women in work spaces does not allow them to rise up.
    • Breaking stereotypes against women’s intellence is important.
    • Wage gaps are not only available at the lowest but at high levels too.


Anupama, @anupamaskapoor, founder of Reboot, @reboot_network, conducted a TweetChat during the third week of November, focussing on the ways to bring women from poverty to empowerment. The Delhi smog could not stay out of it with its possibly dangerous effects.


Key points that were discussed are as follows:

    • The importance and need for empowering women.
    • Upliftment of women from lower strata by encouraging them to take up opportunities.
    • Common people and the poorer sections of the population are exposed to health problems.
    • Women being more exposed to poverty than men due to multiple reasons.


Reema Prasanna, @ScrollsNInk curated our twitter handle conducting a TweetChat during the fourth week of November, throwing light on Women in Jail in regard with SDG 1.


Key points that were discussed are as follows:

    • Jails are mostly occupied by women under trial more than criminals are.
    • Women deprived of their rights face certain circumstances and ended up jail.
    • The judiciary’s slow work sometime results in innocent people being behind the bars for a long time.
    • Lack of evidence in the reach of the law system towards the poor section also leads to innocent and helpless people trapped in jails.
    • Proper statistics should be formed.



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