The white band is our common symbol of the global fight to end poverty.
It was agreed as a worldwide symbol by the Global Call to Action Against Poverty, the world's largest ever anti-poverty movement with organisations representing more than 150 million people in over 100 countries.
The great thing about the white band is that it is simple and flexible, and can be used easily by anyone in the world, whatever their circumstances.
Wear a band
There are two ways to get a Make Poverty History wristband: through our online store (coming soon!) and through our community partner, Ten Thousand Villages. These bands, which are made in Canada, say that you want to end poverty and you are part of a global movement to do just that.
You can wear the white band in any way you like - as a wristband, an armband, a headband, or a lapel badge.
It is not necessary to wear a professionally produced white band - the vast majority of people around the world wearing one will make their own. You can make your own white band with a piece of fabric or paper.