Poverty and Human Rights

Extreme Poverty: A Violation of Human Rights
Combite: a wonderful example of solidarity in action
Haiti is a country where the majority of the population makes a living from farming. With soil... Find out more

Initiatives for Change

Coming together to overcome poverty
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
Theme for 17 October 2015
Dear Friends, After extensive consultations, the International Committee for 17 October presented a... 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 2014

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Theme for 17 October 2015

Dear Friends, After extensive consultations, the International Committee for 17 October presented a proposal to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs for this year's 17 October theme which I am pleased to tell you has been accepted. So this year's theme for 17 October 2015 is: "Building a sustainable future: Coming... Read more
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We are all human beings

Shandra is a member of Beitouna, a centre that was created thanks to the initiative of some people from a neighbourhood in the North of Beirut. Here she shares her experience of how, she is trying to build peace all around her. I've gone through many difficulties, for example I worked in a country where they didn't call me by my first... Read more
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I remain hopeful

My name is Méra. I come from the island of Anjouan, in the Comoro Islands. I have a wife and three children. I arrived in Mayotte in 1994 when I was 20 years old. I came to Mayotte to find a better life. I have not yet found it, but I remain hopeful. As I don’t have a work permit, I can’t find a real job. I do a little here and there... Read more
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Yayo eza yayo te

From Monday to Friday, Father Peter E. supervises young people in a training centre in Mahagi. On Saturday he spends his day at the prison with his “wounded brothers”, sometimes accompanied by some young people from the centre. Prison is a world full of tears. Here you see a different reality in the life of men who suffer... Read more
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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 school thanks to the “Ajuda de Mãe” organisation (Help for Mum), a teaching and support project where participants also learn to abide by rules and acquire working habits. This project is a partnership with a Lisbon secondary school, and... Read more
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