Poverty and Human Rights

Extreme Poverty: A Violation of Human Rights
“Ajuda de Mãe – Help for Mum”
Young mothers and pregnant teenagers in very precarious living conditions avoid having to give up... Find out more

Initiatives for Change

Coming together to overcome poverty
The Letter’s Colours
People around the world are making a commitment to reject poverty This exhibition brings together... Find out more

International Day - October 17

Leave No One Behind: Think, Decide and Act Together Against Extreme Poverty
Letter to Friends Around the World 91 "Special Edition - 17 October 2015"
Dear Friends, We are very happy to bring you a special 17 October edition of our Letter to... Find out more

MDGs Project

Redefining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) after 2015
Challenge 2015: Towards Sustainable Development that Leaves No One Behind
The result of our participatory research on the Millennium Development Goals, Challenge 2015:... Find out more

International mobilisation: 17 October 2015

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Concept Note on the International Theme for 17 October 2015

 “Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination”   Building a sustainable future requires us to intensify our efforts towards eradicating extreme poverty and discrimination, and ensuring that everyone can fully exercise their human rights.  The full participation of people living... Read more

UN #EndPoverty Day Commemoration at the Dublin "Human Rights and Poverty Stone"

The Irish 17 October Committee invites citizens to join community groups and officials to mark the UN Day, Saturday 17 October at 11am at the "Human Rights and Poverty Stone" (close to the Famine Statues on Custom House Quay, Dublin 1). Follow the preparation of the event on the twitter account @17octcomIRL More information available... Read more

Life Stories

Dr. Celia P.V., a physician in a small town hospital in Uruguay, came to know children who were especially disadvantaged and rejected.  Outside working hours, and with little means, she reached out to them.  In the following testimony, she describes how her commitment towards these children started and how hope grew from that special... Read more
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Where is my sister?

I have been in charge of a mental health centre for four years and such I would like to let you know about Mrs. Juana. Some of the Fourth World Movement volunteers in Peru already knew her and her son Miguel when they used to spend the night on the streets in the Marischal neighbourhood. The local children still remember that Miguel used to... Read more
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Access to information

"Education is the cornerstone of development" "For me, the most extreme poverty is neither material nor financial; it is mental.  And each of us should work to eradicate it. That's what I try to do in the field that interests me the most: education.  With five young people under 30 years of age, we work hand in hand... Read more
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