About Elif True
Since 2015, I have been passionate about ending poverty in the UK. I began my journey as a campaigner against poverty in my local area with Poverty Ends Now, a young person lead group ran by Children North East. Since then, I have represented the UK in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and other positions of influence with poverty as my main focus point. My Laidlaw Scholarship research project is all about the relationship between language, meaning and poverty. By understanding and changing unhelpful public discourse about poverty, we can start to shift power.
Area of Expertise
Student, University of Rwanda
Administrative Coordinator, Tufts University
Laidlaw Scholar, University of York
Marketing & Design, Laidlaw Foundation
Third year PPE student, Univeristy of York
CEO & Founder , BCT Aspire CIC
Human rights defender focusing on children's rights, and undergraduate researcher, Amnesty UK Children's Human Rights Network
Student, University of York
My refections on the importance of listening at the International Conference on Poverty and Sustainable Development.