Poverty and Human Rights

Extreme Poverty: A Violation of Human Rights
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“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
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Five years later
At the beginning of this year, our thoughts turn once more to the Haitian people. Five years after... Find out more

International Day - October 17

Leave No One Behind: Think, Decide and Act Together Against Extreme Poverty
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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
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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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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2015

Commemorative Stone

Commemorative Stone in Honor of the Victims of Extreme Poverty Read more

Empowerment through education

I have been a school teacher for the past 40 years. I think it is important to empower the most marginalised and disadvantaged children through education. We can do this if we can get more resources to support their families, as well as the communities where they are living. Before I hang up my boots, I would like to see these children and their... Read more

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 Friends Around the World. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty this year is significant because it will be the first observance following the formal adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the General Assembly of the United... Read more
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Cold and Warmth

I address these words to the Church, to politicians and neighbours and to society as a whole. My theme is Cold and Warmth. Children especially need a loving family like a warm nest. But everybody needs a home, some emotional security. A cold social atmosphere makes people shiver. First, to the Church: The church is a place where one should be... Read more