Overcoming Extreme Poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/ en Young man & the bridge http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/young-man-the-bridge <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/young-man-the-bridge"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/young_man_bridge.thumbnail.jpg" alt="young_man_bridge.jpg" title="young_man_bridge.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>Young&nbsp; man of 18 years of age living in the slums of Bombay saw small children have to walk across knee deep gutter which to &nbsp;reach their school.&nbsp;</p> <p>He made a bold move, with money he saved and with his fellow friends help , he constructed this bridge to help children and others to cross safely.</p> <p>This is a big inspiration for me especially during this deluge of rains.</p> <p>Your views please</p> <p><strong><em>MICHAEL .R.HUBERT</em></strong></p> <p>FOUNDER DIRECTOR</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/young-man-the-bridge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters from our Readers Wed, 24 Nov 2021 10:50:59 +0000 Marina 13625 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Videos of the IDEP commemoration at the UN on 15 October http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/videos-of-the-idep-commemoration-at-the-un-on-15-october <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/videos-of-the-idep-commemoration-at-the-un-on-15-october"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/social_media_cards_v2_1.thumbnail.png" alt="social_media_cards_v2.png" title="social_media_cards_v2.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> International Day - October 17 October 17 Fri, 12 Nov 2021 08:29:45 +0000 Marina 13600 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Let's not give up http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/lets-not-give-up <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/lets-not-give-up"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/isabelle_1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="isabelle.jpg" title="isabelle.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify"><strong>Speech by Isabelle Pypaert Perrin at the commemoration of the World Day for the Eradication of Poverty organized by the UN.</strong></p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/lets-not-give-up" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Day - October 17 October 17 Fri, 12 Nov 2021 09:27:12 +0000 Marina 13608 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Online commemoration of International Day for Eradication of Poverty 2021 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/online-commemoration-of-international-day-for-eradication-of-poverty-2021 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/online-commemoration-of-international-day-for-eradication-of-poverty-2021"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/onu_2021.thumbnail.png" alt="onu_2021.png" title="onu_2021.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify"><em>On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP), the United Nations ensures that the knowledge, contributions, and experience of people living in poverty are recognized and celebrated. This year, the theme of IDEP was &ldquo;Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting all People and our Planet&rsquo;&rsquo; and its commemoration was held on Friday, October 15th on Zoom, gathering a global audience of 400.</em></p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/online-commemoration-of-international-day-for-eradication-of-poverty-2021" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People's Stories Wed, 10 Nov 2021 19:14:25 +0000 Hajar (France) 13594 at http://overcomingpoverty.org A great treasure http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/a-great-treasure <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/a-great-treasure"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/photo_livret.thumbnail.jpg" alt="photo_livret.jpg" title="photo_livret.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify">In August 2021 ATD Fourth World&rsquo;s International Center near Paris welcomed a German couple, Manuela and Charly Wendt. They brought with them a great treasure, a story. Here it is: <strong>On May 30, 1992 in Berlin on the occasion of the inauguration of a replica of the commemorative stone for the victims of extreme poverty, Fourth World families from Munich and Dachau made a guestbook. Behind this initiative was Ms Wendt. She was an illustrator and one of the participants in the making of this book.</strong></p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/a-great-treasure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People's Stories Thu, 04 Nov 2021 10:17:55 +0000 Hajar (France) 13579 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Human rights and extreme poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/human-rights-and-extreme-poverty <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/human-rights-and-extreme-poverty"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/persistence_of_poverty.thumbnail.jpg" alt="persistence_of_poverty.jpg" title="persistence_of_poverty.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <h2><strong>Persistent Poverty: How Real Equality Can Break the Cycle</strong></h2> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/human-rights-and-extreme-poverty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People's Stories Tue, 26 Oct 2021 13:43:57 +0000 Hajar (France) 13530 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Giving a voice to people living in situations of poverty. Recognising their knowledge and their worth. http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/giving-a-voice-to-people-living-in-situations-of-poverty-recognising-their-knowledge-and-the <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/giving-a-voice-to-people-living-in-situations-of-poverty-recognising-their-knowledge-and-the"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/sandra2_5.thumbnail.jpg" alt="sandra2_5.jpg" title="sandra2_5.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify"><strong>Sandra Sánchez from Colombia is Director and founder of the Oasis Foundation, an organisation based in the Ciudad Bolívar area of Bogota, a neighbourhood with a strong history of discrimination and social segregation. As a child she was sensitive and would refuse to accept injustices, which has led to her committing to seek a fairer world where all people can live in dignity. It is thanks to this wealth of experience that she is currently working on a PhD in Paris on forced immigration issues.<br /> Methodology<br /> </strong></p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/giving-a-voice-to-people-living-in-situations-of-poverty-recognising-their-knowledge-and-the" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Poverty & Human Rights Fri, 22 Oct 2021 10:54:52 +0000 Hajar (France) 13507 at http://overcomingpoverty.org At the heart of all the dispossession of power to act http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/at-the-heart-of-all-the-dispossession-of-power-to-act <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/at-the-heart-of-all-the-dispossession-of-power-to-act"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/soeur_therese_5.thumbnail.jpg" alt="soeur_therese_5.jpg" title="soeur_therese_5.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify"><strong>Sister Therese R. is a correspondent of the Forum for Overcoming poverty in Lebanon. Reading the report on the hidden dimensions of poverty made her think about the bond she has created with Josianne at the Beitouna association in Lebanon.</strong></p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/at-the-heart-of-all-the-dispossession-of-power-to-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People's Stories Fri, 22 Oct 2021 12:23:41 +0000 Hajar (France) 13508 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Message for the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty & the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/message-for-the-world-day-for-overcoming-extreme-poverty-the-united-nations-international-da <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/message-for-the-world-day-for-overcoming-extreme-poverty-the-united-nations-international-da"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/ayeaye_1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="ayeaye.jpg" title="ayeaye.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify">Commemorated since 1987 as the World Day for&nbsp; Overcoming Extreme Poverty and recognised by the United Nations in 1992, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty promotes dialogue and understanding between people living in poverty, their communities and society at large. In his historic Call to Action, Father Joseph Wresinski, founder of ATD Fourth World and initiator of this World Day, declared that &ldquo;Wherever men and women are condemned to live in extreme poverty, human rights are violated.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/message-for-the-world-day-for-overcoming-extreme-poverty-the-united-nations-international-da" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Messages International Committee Thu, 14 Oct 2021 09:42:27 +0000 Marina 13467 at http://overcomingpoverty.org To help the poorest of the people in the world http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/to-help-the-poorest-of-the-people-in-the-world <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/to-help-the-poorest-of-the-people-in-the-world"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/default-image-refuser.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Refuser la misère" title="Refuser la misère" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify">Dear Friends, </p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/to-help-the-poorest-of-the-people-in-the-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters from our Readers Mon, 11 Oct 2021 11:24:57 +0000 Hajar (France) 13430 at http://overcomingpoverty.org