Overcoming Extreme Poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/ en STOP Poverty: Launch of ATD Fourth World’s Global Citizens Campaign http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/stop-poverty-launch-of-atd-fourth-world-s-global-citizens-campaign <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/stop-poverty-launch-of-atd-fourth-world-s-global-citizens-campaign"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/16640581_1287056611333126_2996085283565859172_n.thumbnail.jpg" alt="16640581_1287056611333126_2996085283565859172_n.jpg" title="16640581_1287056611333126_2996085283565859172_n.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>With events on three continents, ATD Fourth World will launch its global <strong>STOP Poverty campaign on 12 February, 2017</strong>. Declaring that poverty is not inevitable, the campaign highlights people living in extreme poverty as full partners in efforts to overcome it. The year long campaign will emphasizes that the world can put a stop to poverty if people in all areas of society work together with the intention of leaving no one behind.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/stop-poverty-launch-of-atd-fourth-world-s-global-citizens-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Learn More Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:43:09 +0000 Croft Shaeda 6015 at http://overcomingpoverty.org With my blue bicycle http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/with-my-blue-bicycle <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/with-my-blue-bicycle"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/dessin_espagne_0.thumbnail.png" alt="dessin_espagne_0.png" title="dessin_espagne_0.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>Necessity forces you to get out of the house, when you have no other choice. I would like to wake up every morning and go to a regular work place. Before I used to work and I enjoyed that lifestyle of security and a regular income every month.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/with-my-blue-bicycle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People's Stories Letter to Friends 40.463667 -3.749220 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:49:53 +0000 Croft Shaeda 6013 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Call to Action http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/call-to-action <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/call-to-action"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/screenshot_from_2017-02-14_121035.thumbnail.png" alt="screenshot_from_2017-02-14_121035.png" title="screenshot_from_2017-02-14_121035.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <blockquote><p style="text-align:center"><span style="color:#ff8c00"><strong>All Together in Dignity ..............</strong></span><span style="color:#ff8c00"><strong>&nbsp; Call to Action</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align:center"><strong>The International Movement ATD Fourth World and the International Committee for October 17 invite you to join us and pledge your support for this call to action:</strong></p> </blockquote> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/call-to-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> STEP Up and Sign! Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:06:54 +0000 Croft Shaeda 6019 at http://overcomingpoverty.org The struggle for hope to bring about change. http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-struggle-for-hope-to-bring-about-change <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-struggle-for-hope-to-bring-about-change"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/dessin_codev_maroc.thumbnail.jpg" alt="dessin_codev_maroc.jpg" title="dessin_codev_maroc.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><em><strong>Coming from a town marked by the closure of the coal mines, Jemaa shares the story of her Cooperation and DEVelopment Association. &lsquo;CODEV&rsquo; set out to improve the living conditions of women and children. My father fought to give me the chance of an education. Today, I want to give that chance to the children from the town.&rsquo; </strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-struggle-for-hope-to-bring-about-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People's Stories Fri, 06 Jan 2017 11:53:08 +0000 Croft Shaeda 5965 at http://overcomingpoverty.org A New Humanity Without Poverty Will See the Light of Day http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/a-new-humanity-without-poverty-will-see-the-light-of-day <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/a-new-humanity-without-poverty-will-see-the-light-of-day"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/image_oiseau_en.thumbnail.jpg" alt="image_oiseau_en.jpg" title="image_oiseau_en.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>&ldquo;<em>The very poor tell us over and over again that a human being&rsquo;s greatest misfortune is not to be hungry or unable to read, or even to be without work. The greatest misfortune of all is to know that you count for nothing, to the point where even your suffering is ignored.</em>&rdquo; said Joseph Wresinski, founder of ATD Fourth World.</p> <p> Last 17 October, we paid tribute to everybody facing the violence of extreme poverty. Marked by deprivation and contempt, many flee from place to place driven by armed conflict, drought, floods, and hunger.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/a-new-humanity-without-poverty-will-see-the-light-of-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letter to Friends around the World Fri, 16 Dec 2016 08:19:47 +0000 Jean-Pierre (France) 5908 at http://overcomingpoverty.org The missing part of life http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-missing-part-of-life-0 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-missing-part-of-life-0"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/image_indonesie.thumbnail.jpg" alt="image_indonesie.jpg" title="image_indonesie.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><strong>Norman graduated from the Politeknic ATMI Surakarta College in Indonesia. In this story, he bears witness to the voluntary activities of a retired factory worker. As a student, Norman helped with school support for children from disadvantaged communities.</strong></p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-missing-part-of-life-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People's Stories Fri, 16 Dec 2016 09:16:17 +0000 Jean-Pierre (France) 5909 at http://overcomingpoverty.org All the families are honored in Bukavu http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/all-the-families-are-honored-in-bukavu <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/all-the-families-are-honored-in-bukavu"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/15mai5.thumbnail.jpg" alt="15mai5.jpg" title="15mai5.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>The invited guests were able to comment on the <a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-letters-colours" target="_blank"><span><u>different posters and illustrations proposed by the Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty </u></span></a>which is part of the International Movement ATD Fourth World.</p> <p>These posters have made them think about different situations in their own lives.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/all-the-families-are-honored-in-bukavu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livre d'or Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:36:57 +0000 Croft Shaeda 5973 at http://overcomingpoverty.org 17 October 2016 : Reports http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/17-october-2016-reports <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/17-october-2016-reports"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/screenshot_from_2016-12-01_155602_0.thumbnail.png" alt="screenshot_from_2016-12-01_155602.png" title="screenshot_from_2016-12-01_155602.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:center">You can find here the different event reports from</p> <p style="text-align:center"><span style="color:#ffa500">17 October 2016</span></p> <p style="text-align:justify">More than <strong>260 events</strong> were organised in <strong>54 countries</strong>. This isn&#39;t a complete list of events as it continues to get updated when people have the time to send us their information.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/17-october-2016-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobilisation Tools Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:18:45 +0000 Croft Shaeda 5873 at http://overcomingpoverty.org United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/united-nations-in-geneva-switzerland <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/united-nations-in-geneva-switzerland"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/14724383_1168877946491340_6362860221135244166_n.thumbnail.jpg" alt="14724383_1168877946491340_6362860221135244166_n.jpg" title="14724383_1168877946491340_6362860221135244166_n.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>The Letter&#39;s Colours exhibition was exhibited at the United Nations in Geneva during celebrations for the 17 October 2016, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.</p> <p>People discovered the exhibition that was on view at the Palais des Nations. Put together by the Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty, it publicizes the actions and initiatives of people around the world who are rallying to fight against poverty.</p> Livre d'or Letter to Friends 46.818188 8.227512 Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:25:49 +0000 Croft Shaeda 5704 at http://overcomingpoverty.org 2016- Message from the International Committee for October 17 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/2016-message-from-the-international-committee-for-october-17 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/2016-message-from-the-international-committee-for-october-17"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/160610-renct.c.i17oct.a-o.i.f-6021-022-006-31.thumbnail.jpg" alt="160610-renct.c.i17oct.a-o.i.f-6021-022-006-31.jpg" title="160610-renct.c.i17oct.a-o.i.f-6021-022-006-31.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><strong>INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR OCTOBER 17</strong></p> <p>Message for the World Day for Overcoming Poverty &amp; the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty</p> <p>17th October 2016</p> <p align="center"> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/2016-message-from-the-international-committee-for-october-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Messages October 17 International Committee Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:53:39 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 5616 at http://overcomingpoverty.org