Melanie Ward, who sits on the Advisory Board of the Labour Campaign for International Development, writes on tackling global poverty.
For Labour, internationalism is in our party’s DNA. We know that the place and circumstances in which you were born should not determine your chances in life. Our vision of social justice and equality doesn’t stop at Britain’s borders; it spans the globe.
It’s hard to think of an issue where such an approach is needed more than gender inequality. Women are half of the world’s population yet make up 70% of the global poor.