Poverty and Human Rights

Extreme Poverty: A Violation of Human Rights
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Maramvyaj Camp for Displaced People
Action for a United World (Azione per un Mondo Unito - AMU) is an Italian NGO that runs development... Find out more

Initiatives for Change

Coming together to overcome poverty
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Each child represents an opportunity for the world
In the heart of parents who live every day in conditions of exclusion and severe poverty, lies the... Find out more

International Day - October 17

Leave No One Behind: Think, Decide and Act Together Against Extreme Poverty
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17 October in Rizal Park, Manila
On October 17, experiences and messages are conveyed through speaking, music, dance, drawing, arts... Find out more

MDGs Project

Redefining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after 2015
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Global Education for All Meeting UNESCO, Muscat, Oman 12 – 14 May 2014
2014 Global Education for All Meeting Final Statement The Muscat Agreement [...] Next steps:... Find out more

International mobilisation: 17 October 2014

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What can we do?

It is hard when you are in poverty; there is a world outside your window of sadness and fear where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears. While we are thinking about October the 17 and people on the street we must also think of those poor families who cannot afford presents as Christmas is near and that every Christmas people on the... Read more

Why aren't we heard with our voices?

Oh why, oh why aren't we heard with our voices? We cry aloud but we are not heard. Oh why, oh why should we do as we are told by people of authority but we are not heard? Oh why, oh why do they take our children away from us? Oh why, oh why do they put our children into children's homes? Oh why, oh why do they take our parenting... Read more

When you lose your children its like part of your life has been taken away from you.

The reason Social Services took my son and eldest daughter was because they have special needs.  When you lose your children, it's like part of your life has been taken away from you.  You are grieving but the child is still alive.  That is the saddest thing about it.  You shouldn't be grieving for a child that is still... Read more

UST Economics Society student discussion forum

Ms. Lita Mercado and Vanessa Malfait-Joos were ATD Fourth World guest speakers at the Forum and were told that it was a first for the UST Economic Society to organize a student discussion forum with external guest speakers. They did a good job! Around 40 student participants, a well prepared program with engaging presentations, guests from the... Read more

Life is difficult for them but they help each other.

This testimony exists in English and Tagalog. Testimony of a group of families who were recently relocated from Metro Manila to a relocation site in Balagtas, Bulacan Good morning! We are the Sisters of the Good News. We live in squatter-area in Navotas. The persons who have prepared the testimony lived in “Virgo Drive”, Navotas... Read more