Poverty and Human Rights

Extreme Poverty: A Violation of Human Rights
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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... Find out more

Initiatives for Change

Coming together to overcome poverty
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Letter to Friends Around the World - this one specially devoted to 17 October 2014
Dear Friends, We are happy to bring to you another Letter to Friends Around the World - this one... Find out more

International Day - October 17

Leave No One Behind: Think, Decide and Act Together Against Extreme Poverty
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International Theme for 17 October 2014
Dear friends, We are happy to tell you the international theme for 17 October 2014, World Day for... 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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Keeping in touch

Dear Friends,   Greetings. This is Charles Sendegeya of Tushirikiane Afrika. Thank you very much for continuing to keep us updated. We regularly receive the newsletter and the English version is helpful for our youth who are English speaking people while their parents are still ok with French!! I am impressed to discover that each number is... Read more

Striving Together to End Poverty

Sign online « WHEREVER MEN AND WOMEN ARE CONDEMNED TO LIVE IN EXTREME POVERTY, HUMAN RIGHTS ARE VIOLATED. TO COME TOGETHER TO ENSURE THAT THESE RIGHTS BE RESPECTED IS OUR SOLEMN DUTY. » Father Joseph Wresinski I agree with this declaration - engraved on the Trocadero Plaza of Human Rights* (Paris, France) on October 17, 1987 - and... Read more
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Damit niemand auf der Strecke bleibt!

„Sichtbar, aber auch nicht stumm …“ und gut vernetzt ein Fest feiern „…weil Armut nicht ausgrenzen darf.“ Unter diesem Motto fördert die evange­lische Kirche und Diakonie in den Jahren 2011-14 sechzig f.i.t.-Projekte in Bayern. Im f.i.t.-Projekt „Sichtbar, aber auch nicht stumm …“... Read more
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Supporting the International Committee for October 17

Since October 17, 1987, annual mobilizations have multiplied around the world. Copies of the Commemorative Stone laid on the Human Rights Plaza in Paris, France, have been installed in many other countries around the world. It has become imperative to: Coordinate initiatives in order, in particular, to offer annual themes common to all of the... Read more
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Dublin 17 October Community Gathering

Irish 17 October Committee invites citizens to gather at the Human Rights and Poverty 17 October Stone on Custom House Quay (close to the Famine Memorial) from 11am to 1pm to mark the day. After Commemoration, refreshments will be served from around 12.30 in the basement of Liberty Hall. More information will be made available at www.17october.ie Read more