Poverty and Human Rights

Participation of people who are most excluded should be an absolute priority
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Daring to learn from people in extreme poverty
More frequently around the world, we hear people living in precarious situations say, as one man... Find out more

All Together in Dignity: 2017 Campaign

How do we empower people?
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Extreme poverty is not inevitable but working to overcome it is a long-term process
How do we empower people?  Our approach consists in breaking down the barriers that exist... Find out more

International Day - October 17

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Proposals for October 17 2018 Theme
In January, a group worked on proposals for the October 17,  2018 theme. 2018 represents the... Find out more

International Relations

Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights
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« Making Human Rights work for people living in extreme poverty »
‘‘We must all work together to advance the rights of those living in extreme poverty... Find out more

International mobilisation: 17 October 2017

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What does October 17 represent and why is this Day important? - Ms. Jean Stallings

At the occasion of the International Committee for October 17 meeting in June 2016, the members were asked the following question: "What does October 17 represent for you and why is this Day important?" In the video you will discover what Mrs. Jean Stallings from the USA said about the importance of that Day. To learn more about her... Read more

La misère n’est pas une fatalité

Key principles for engaging with people living in poverty Before joining the literacy program, my life had a bitter taste. I did not recognize numbers. To wake my children up for school, I relied on the position of the sun. I sold eggs at the market place and asked my husband to count how much I had earned. These difficult situations prompted me... Read more
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« Making Human Rights work for people living in extreme poverty »

‘‘We must all work together to advance the rights of those living in extreme poverty and ensure that their voices are heard and their dignity respected.’’ Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights (2008-2014). In 2012 the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted... Read more
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Daring to learn from people in extreme poverty

More frequently around the world, we hear people living in precarious situations say, as one man from Burkina Faso told us, “Even in extreme poverty, a person has ideas. If these ideas are not acknowledged, people sink even further into poverty.” All people, regardless of their living conditions, look at the world, experience the world... Read more
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Extreme poverty is not inevitable but working to overcome it is a long-term process

How do we empower people?  Our approach consists in breaking down the barriers that exist between rural groups and us (in the city). We all have the same rights and furthermore we share their concerns. So it’s together that we will be able to overcome extreme poverty. Hassimi S., SEEPAT, Burkina Faso   In 2017, I have thought of... Read more
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