Overcoming Extreme Poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/ en Roma Capitale adheres to the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/roma-capitale-adheres-to-the-international-day-for-the-eradication-of-poverty <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/roma-capitale-adheres-to-the-international-day-for-the-eradication-of-poverty"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/campidoglio_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="campidoglio.jpg" title="campidoglio.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>Topic: Social</p> <p> 17 May 2018</p> <p> Rome Capital has adhered to the <a href="https://www.un.org/development/desa/socialperspectiveondevelopment/international-day-for-the-eradication-of-poverty-homepage.html" target="_blank">International Day for the Eradication of Poverty</a>, which takes place every year on 17 October. This is what the approved Memory by the City Council states, providing the city with the opportunity to access an important international initiative introduced by the UN with a resolution on 22 December 1992.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/roma-capitale-adheres-to-the-international-day-for-the-eradication-of-poverty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Meetings International Committee Sat, 19 May 2018 10:48:00 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 7513 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Theme of the 17 October 2018 commemoration http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/theme-of-the-17-october-2018-commemoration <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/theme-of-the-17-october-2018-commemoration"><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">This year, the theme chosen by the UN to mark this International Day is :</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/theme-of-the-17-october-2018-commemoration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Comité International 17 octobre Thu, 17 May 2018 13:22:09 +0000 Hajar Souleimani 7509 at http://overcomingpoverty.org What does October 17 represent and why is this Day important? - Ms. Jean Stallings http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/what-does-october-17-represent-and-why-is-this-day-important-ms-jean-stallings <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/what-does-october-17-represent-and-why-is-this-day-important-ms-jean-stallings"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/jean61.thumbnail.jpg" alt="jean61.jpg" title="jean61.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>At the occasion of the International Committee for October 17 meeting in June 2016, the members were asked the following question: &quot;What does October 17 represent for you and why is this Day important?&quot;</p> <p>In the video you will discover what Mrs. Jean Stallings from the USA said about the importance of that Day.</p> <p>To learn more about her commitment, you can read the following article, in which Jean shares:</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/what-does-october-17-represent-and-why-is-this-day-important-ms-jean-stallings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Multimédia International Committee Sun, 15 Apr 2018 13:03:35 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 7396 at http://overcomingpoverty.org La misère n’est pas une fatalité http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/la-misere-n-est-pas-une-fatalite <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/la-misere-n-est-pas-une-fatalite"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/test_3_0.thumbnail.png" alt="test_3.png" title="test_3.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="color:#ff8c00"><strong>Key principles for engaging with people living in poverty</strong></span> </p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/la-misere-n-est-pas-une-fatalite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letter to Friends around the World Letter to Friends Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:47:28 +0000 Hajar Souleimani 7383 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Extreme poverty is not inevitable but working to overcome it is a long-term process http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/extreme-poverty-is-not-inevitable-but-working-to-overcome-it-is-a-long-term-process <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/extreme-poverty-is-not-inevitable-but-working-to-overcome-it-is-a-long-term-process"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/guatemala_dessin.thumbnail.jpg" alt="guatemala_dessin.jpg" title="guatemala_dessin.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify">How do we empower people?&nbsp; Our approach consists in breaking down the barriers that exist between rural groups and us (in the city). We all have the same rights and furthermore we share their concerns. So it&rsquo;s together that we will be able to overcome extreme poverty. <strong>Hassimi S., SEEPAT, Burkina Faso</strong><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/extreme-poverty-is-not-inevitable-but-working-to-overcome-it-is-a-long-term-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters from our Readers Fri, 13 Apr 2018 09:48:10 +0000 Hajar Souleimani 7380 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Daring to learn from people in extreme poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/daring-to-learn-from-people-in-extreme-poverty <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/daring-to-learn-from-people-in-extreme-poverty"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/test_5.thumbnail.png" alt="test_5.png" title="test_5.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify"><strong>M</strong>ore frequently around the world, we hear people living in precarious situations say, as one man from Burkina Faso told us, &ldquo;Even in extreme poverty, a person has ideas. If these ideas are not acknowledged, people sink even further into poverty.&rdquo; All people, regardless of their living conditions, look at the world, experience the world, and think about the world. Living in extreme poverty gives some people a unique point of view, a unique way of approaching the world.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/daring-to-learn-from-people-in-extreme-poverty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letter to Friends around the World Letter to Friends Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:26:29 +0000 Hajar Souleimani 7381 at http://overcomingpoverty.org « Making Human Rights work for people living in extreme poverty » http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/making-human-rights-work-for-people-living-in-extreme-poverty <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/making-human-rights-work-for-people-living-in-extreme-poverty"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/test-en2_0.thumbnail.png" alt="test-en2.png" title="test-en2.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify">&lsquo;&lsquo;We must all work together to advance the rights of those living in extreme poverty and ensure that their voices are heard and their dignity respected.&rsquo;&rsquo; Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights (2008-2014).</p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="color:#ff8c00"><strong>In 2012 the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted the Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights.</strong></span></p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/making-human-rights-work-for-people-living-in-extreme-poverty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letter to Friends around the World Letter to Friends Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:41:25 +0000 Hajar Souleimani 7382 at http://overcomingpoverty.org What does October 17 represent and why is this Day important? - Belinda Nugent http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/what-does-october-17-represent-and-why-is-this-day-important-belinda-nugent <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/what-does-october-17-represent-and-why-is-this-day-important-belinda-nugent"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/saol_hep_launch-862_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="saol_hep_launch-862.jpg" title="saol_hep_launch-862.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>At the occasion of the International Committee for October 17 meeting in June 2016, the members were asked the following question: &quot;What does October 17 represent for you and why is this Day important?&quot;</p> <p>In the video you will discover what Mrs. Belinda Nugent from Ireland said about the importance of that Day.</p> <p>To learn more about her commitment, just click the following links:</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-committee-for-october-17-appointment-of-belinda-nugent" title="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-committee-for-october-17-appointment-of-belinda-nugent">http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-committee-for-october...</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.saolproject.ie/thesaolproject.php" title="http://www.saolproject.ie/thesaolproject.php">http://www.saolproject.ie/thesaolproject.php</a></p> Multimédia International Committee Fri, 06 Apr 2018 16:08:24 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 7354 at http://overcomingpoverty.org What does October 17 represent and why is this Day important? - Tricia McConalogue http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/what-does-october-17-represent-and-why-is-this-day-important-tricia-mcconalogue <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/what-does-october-17-represent-and-why-is-this-day-important-tricia-mcconalogue"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/triciamcconalogue.thumbnail.jpg" alt="triciamcconalogue.jpg" title="triciamcconalogue.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>At the occasion of the International Committee for October 17 meeting in June 2016, the members were asked the following question: &quot;What does October 17 represent for you and why is this Day important?&quot;</p> <p>In the video you will discover what Mrs. Tricia McConalogue said about the importance of that Day.</p> <p>To learn more about her commitment, just click the following links!:<br /> <a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-committee-for-october-17-tricia-mcconalogue" title="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-committee-for-october-17-tricia-mcconalogue">http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-committee-for-october...</a><br /> <a href="http://www.bridging-the-gap.org/" title="http://www.bridging-the-gap.org/">http://www.bridging-the-gap.org/</a></p> Multimédia International Committee Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:32:51 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 7313 at http://overcomingpoverty.org What does October 17 represent and why is this Day important? - Nina Lim-Yuson http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/what-does-october-17-represent-and-why-is-this-day-important-nina-lim-yuson <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/what-does-october-17-represent-and-why-is-this-day-important-nina-lim-yuson"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/ninalimyuson.thumbnail.jpg" alt="ninalimyuson.jpg" title="ninalimyuson.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>At the occasion of the International Committee for October 17 meeting in June 2016, the members were asked the following question: &quot;What does October 17 represent for you and why is this Day important?&quot;</p> <p>In the video you will discover what Mrs. Nina Lim-Yuson said about the importance of that Day.</p> <p><u>To know more about her commitment, we can share that:</u></p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/what-does-october-17-represent-and-why-is-this-day-important-nina-lim-yuson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Multimédia International Committee Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:10:47 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 7311 at http://overcomingpoverty.org