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

17 October 2018 - World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty
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Poster October 17 2018
The UN theme for October 17 2018 is: Coming together with those furthest behind to build an... 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

The latest articles

Youth Theatre Play, Festival Week, Utrecht Poverty Coalition

For several years, the Utrecht Poverty Coalition (Armoedecoalitie) based in Utrecht, The Netherlands, has organised a festival week of awareness-raising and activities about poverty for and with people who experience poverty themselves. The festival will include a theatre play performed by young people about the role of money in their lives to he... Read more

5th Anti-Poverty Symposium, the Philippines

The National Household Targeting System for Poverty Reduction of the Department of Social Welfare, Mimaropa Region, Philippines, will hold its 5th Anti-Poverty Symposium to mark the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty. The symposium will be held in Romblon State University, in Odiongan Romblon, and will involve participants from various... Read more

Children's Theatre Performance

Shabnam (meaning 'the first refreshing rains after a dry spell') Resources is a registered NGO in Chennai, India, which focuses on community welfare measures, education, livelihood and medical support for children from rural and semi-urban areas.  To mark the World Day on October 17, Shabnam will organise a children's theatre... Read more

Spreading the News - Victoria Development Society, New Zealand

"We love the idea of celebrating 17th of October and will be doing so by spreading the word on our social media and to our members via email.  We're also investigating what other organisations are doing around New Zealand to use the day as a platform to campaign on issues such as child poverty - we are keen to promote their wonderful... Read more

WoFI Roundtable and Skills Training, October 17, Nigeria

Lifting 50 women headed households above poverty is the focus of an initiative by Working Fingers International (WoFI) as it commemorates this year’s October 17 World Day. This will be done through a skills training exercise for women and girls, and through organising a roundtable, bringing influencers and leaders together with women, girls... Read more