Overcoming Extreme Poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/ en INTERVIEWS WITH PEOPLE IN EXTREME POVERTY IN GHANA http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/interviews-with-people-in-extreme-poverty-in-ghana <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/interviews-with-people-in-extreme-poverty-in-ghana"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/ghana.thumbnail.jpg" alt="ghana.jpg" title="ghana.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>Different inhabitants of Salpiiga have been interviewed for the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty in 2018. Here is an excerpt of what they shared:&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/interviews-with-people-in-extreme-poverty-in-ghana" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People's Stories Tue, 30 Apr 2019 16:46:37 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 8105 at http://overcomingpoverty.org THEME OCTOBER 17, 2019 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/theme-october-17-2019 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/theme-october-17-2019"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/logo_oct17_no_background.thumbnail.jpg" alt="logo_oct17_no_background.jpg" title="logo_oct17_no_background.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <h6><span style="color:#ff6600">Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the United Nations theme for October 17, 2019 is:</span></h6> <h6> <span style="color:#0000cd"><strong>&quot;Acting together to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty.&quot;</strong></span></h6> <p style="text-align:justify">More updates, news and tools to come soon <a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/toolbox" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> International Day - October 17 October 17 Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:25:12 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 8103 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Together, we can give our world a sustainable future. Let’s dare to take up the challenge! http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/together-we-can-give-our-world-a-sustainable-future-let-s-dare-to-take-up-the-challenge-0 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/together-we-can-give-our-world-a-sustainable-future-let-s-dare-to-take-up-the-challenge-0"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/edito_possible_0_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="edito_possible_0.jpg" title="edito_possible_0.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>On 17 October 2018, many of you once again came together to celebrate &quot;The World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty&quot; and to make visible the efforts of all those committed to saying no to poverty throughout the year. In this Letter we present some of the feedback we received from around the world. We share also extracts of testimonies that were at the heart of commemorations, revealing the struggle, courage and resilience of those who suffer daily from the injustices of poverty.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/together-we-can-give-our-world-a-sustainable-future-let-s-dare-to-take-up-the-challenge-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letter to Friends around the World Letter to Friends Wed, 10 Apr 2019 09:52:52 +0000 L' Equipe du Forum 8090 at http://overcomingpoverty.org International Committee for October 17 - On Joseph Wresinski's footsteps http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-committee-for-october-17-on-joseph-wresinskis-footsteps <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-committee-for-october-17-on-joseph-wresinskis-footsteps"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/capture_du_2019-04-10_15-46-56_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="capture_du_2019-04-10_15-46-56.jpg" title="capture_du_2019-04-10_15-46-56.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>Produced on the occasion of the <strong>biennial meeting of the International Committee for October 17, held in Rome from 15 to 17 May 2018</strong>, this video immerses us in the heart of the meaning and profound significance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, celebrated on 17 October each year, in the footsteps of Joseph Wresinski, founder of the International Movement ATD Fourth World.</p> <p> The film is currently available in Italian, with mother-tongue interviews subtitled in Italian.<br /> &nbsp;</p> Multimédia International Committee Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:56:43 +0000 L' Equipe du Forum 8095 at http://overcomingpoverty.org At the United Nations, New York http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/at-the-united-nations-new-york <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/at-the-united-nations-new-york"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/17-oct-2018-onu-ny-2-533x400_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="17-oct-2018-onu-ny-2-533x400.jpg" title="17-oct-2018-onu-ny-2-533x400.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>In 2018, as every year, the United Nations in New York commemorated 17 October, the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty. This year, six illustrated posters from the &quot;Letter&#39;s Colors&quot; exhibition were on display.</p> <p> This year, the commemoration took place in the lobby of the main UN building, which gave great visibility to the event, in the presence of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/at-the-united-nations-new-york" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livre d'or Travelling Exhibition Mon, 11 Mar 2019 15:21:44 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 8083 at http://overcomingpoverty.org It is important that we stand up for our rights and voice our needs http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/it-is-important-that-we-stand-up-for-our-rights-and-voice-our-needs <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/it-is-important-that-we-stand-up-for-our-rights-and-voice-our-needs"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/temoignage_usa2_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="temoignage_usa2.jpg" title="temoignage_usa2.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify">For me, poverty is about neglected areas that are not taken care of, or where there are no resources for families such as libraries, good schools and good stores. In the stores here, most of the groceries are out of date. The store owners think that we&rsquo;re content to live this way because they think we do not have a voice, but that is not the case.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/it-is-important-that-we-stand-up-for-our-rights-and-voice-our-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letter to Friends around the World Letter to Friends Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:35:50 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 8035 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Nobody chooses to live in extreme poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/nobody-chooses-to-live-in-extreme-poverty <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/nobody-chooses-to-live-in-extreme-poverty"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/2018-oct17-cameroun-koumenke-garouna2_0.thumbnail.png" alt="2018-oct17-cameroun-koumenke-garouna2.png" title="2018-oct17-cameroun-koumenke-garouna2.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>I live in Cameroon. Some friends and I went to the village of Koumenke, that I know well, to commemorate October 17. We toured the village and met young people and parents. The aim was to understand the situation that the population was experiencing as this was the first October 17 event here.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/nobody-chooses-to-live-in-extreme-poverty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letter to Friends around the World Letter to Friends Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:23:57 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 8028 at http://overcomingpoverty.org All Together Towards ZERO Poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/all-together-towards-zero-poverty <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/all-together-towards-zero-poverty"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/thailand-khun_nok_presentation.thumbnail.jpg" alt="thailand-khun_nok_presentation.jpg" title="thailand-khun_nok_presentation.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify">A workshop for students was held at the Asian Institute of Technology. A number of topics were discussed, including: &ldquo;What is extreme poverty from a multidimensional perspective?&rdquo;, &ldquo;Frugal innovation, social business and the Sustainable Development Goals&rdquo;, and &ldquo;Resilience and adaptability of people in poverty and the strength of the informal economy&rdquo;.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/all-together-towards-zero-poverty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letter to Friends around the World Letter to Friends Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:25:13 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 8029 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Together, we can give our world a sustainable future. Let’s dare to take up the challenge! http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/together-we-can-give-our-world-a-sustainable-future-let-s-dare-to-take-up-the-challenge <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/together-we-can-give-our-world-a-sustainable-future-let-s-dare-to-take-up-the-challenge"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/edito_possible1_3.thumbnail.jpg" alt="edito_possible1.jpg" title="edito_possible1.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify">By adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights after the extreme violence and suffering of the second World War, the world&rsquo;s nations proclaimed their refusal to accept that any person be crushed by other people. They affirmed the basic humanity of all people.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/together-we-can-give-our-world-a-sustainable-future-let-s-dare-to-take-up-the-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letter to Friends around the World Letter to Friends Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:39:26 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 8037 at http://overcomingpoverty.org How to mark October 17 in a country where I am passing through, and where no one knows about this day? http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/how-to-mark-october-17-in-a-country-where-i-am-passing-through-and-where-no-one-knows-about- <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/how-to-mark-october-17-in-a-country-where-i-am-passing-through-and-where-no-one-knows-about-"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/temoignage_jordanie_marcher_ensemble2_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="temoignage_jordanie_marcher_ensemble2.jpg" title="temoignage_jordanie_marcher_ensemble2.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify">I had heard that a group of people suffering with chronic diseases were organising a walk. I know very well what chronic disease means in terms of losing one&rsquo;s health and never being the same again, as well as the anguish experienced by a poor patient lacking medical treatment. Despite this challenge, you need to be strong so that you and your family avoid falling into poverty.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/how-to-mark-october-17-in-a-country-where-i-am-passing-through-and-where-no-one-knows-about-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letter to Friends around the World Letter to Friends Tue, 22 Jan 2019 17:32:36 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 8033 at http://overcomingpoverty.org