Poverty and Human Rights

Extreme Poverty: A Violation of Human Rights
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Alongside mothers and children
In 1997 Mamadou G, a young man from a poor area, was put in charge of a small initiative running a... Find out more

Initiatives for Change

Coming together to overcome poverty
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So what do we want to do now?
The work conducted by the ATD Fourth World Movement on five continents to evaluate the impact of... Find out more

International Day - October 17

Working together towards a world without discrimination
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17 October 2013 at St Mary's Centre in Oakland, United States
At St. Mary’s Center, a community center serving underserved seniors in West Oakland, a group... Find out more

MDGs Project

Redefining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after 2015
Travail autour des recommandations
Five recommendations for the post-2015 agenda...
... based on the experience of the people who are the most disadvantaged In order to define a set... Find out more

International mobilisation: 17 October 2013

Recent articles

Social Restaurant

Near to Setubal, Portugal, there is a ‘Social Restaurant’ where every day 115 meals are served, at prices which vary according to the means of the customer. A lot of customers pay nothing, others 10, 20, 30 or 40 pence. About 4 years ago we started collecting unused food from restaurants, and we distributed it to people in need. But... Read more
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An escape in the rainy night

Zaw MH, a student from Myanmar in South East Asia, has been writing poems since he was 15 as a way to support his country. Now 23 years old, he likes walking in the city and getting to know the people working in the streets. Then he writes about them to keep track of track of what he has learnt. This poem is about a father selling on the street at... Read more
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Caring for those who are isolated

Adonis is a medical student from Cameroon. Wherever he goes, whether it is Togo, Morocco, or elsewhere in the world, he is determined to reach out to the most isolated populations: “I want to go to remote areas so I can volunteer my time and help people get through difficult situations.” Here, he shares with us his experiences in the... Read more
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Alongside mothers and children

In 1997 Mamadou G, a young man from a poor area, was put in charge of a small initiative running a government infant nutrition programme. The women were used to malnutrition, to needing vaccinations, and to frequent illnesses, particularly diarrhoea and malaria which is a big problem in this part of Dakar which is frequently flooded. At the end... Read more
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So what do we want to do now?

The work conducted by the ATD Fourth World Movement on five continents to evaluate the impact of the Millennium goals confirms that “anti-poverty policies not thought out with the poorest only very rarely have any impact on them, and too often turn against them”. On the other hand, if we are capable of creating the conditions to... Read more
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