Overcoming Extreme Poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/ en UN Theme for October 17 octobre 2017 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/un-theme-for-october-17-octobre-2017 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/un-theme-for-october-17-octobre-2017"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/oct172017-en_1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="October 17, 2017 theme" title="October 17, 2017 theme" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>Dear friends,</p> <p>We are happy to tell you the international theme for 17 October 2016, <strong>World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty</strong>, chosen with the International Committee for October 17 and the United Nations:</p> <p style="text-align:center"><strong>Answering the call of October 17 to end poverty: A path to peaceful and inclusive societies.</strong></p> Mobilisation Tools Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:53:51 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 6226 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Breaking the silence together (5’) http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/breaking-the-silence-together-5 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/breaking-the-silence-together-5"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/photo_irland.thumbnail.png" alt="photo_irland.png" title="photo_irland.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><strong>Short video about 17th October:</strong> the World Day for Overcoming Poverty, recognised by the UN in 1992.<br /> A day to proclaim that the first to fight poverty are those who live it every day, and that their voices and experiences must be understood if we really want to change things. Extreme poverty is a violation of human rights and it can be abolished like slavery or apartheid.</p> Multimédia Mobilisation Tools Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:46:01 +0000 Jean-Pierre (France) 6197 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Breaking the silence together http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/breaking-the-silence-together <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/breaking-the-silence-together"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/breaking_silence_together1.thumbnail.jpeg" alt="breaking_silence_together1.jpeg" title="breaking_silence_together1.jpeg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><strong>Video about 17th October,</strong> the World Day for Overcoming Poverty, recognised by the UN in 1992.<br /> A day to proclaim that the first to fight poverty are those who live it every day, and that their voices and experiences must be understood if we really want to change things. Extreme poverty is a violation of human rights and it can be abolished like slavery or apartheid.</p> <p><strong>Short video : </strong><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/breaking-the-silence-together-5" target="_blank">Breaking the silence together (5&rsquo;)</a></p> Multimédia Mobilisation Tools Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:33:53 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 6169 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Let our Kids be Kids! http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/let-our-kids-be-kids <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/let-our-kids-be-kids"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/louisiane_.thumbnail.jpg" alt="louisiane_.jpg" title="louisiane_.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><strong><em>Families and Friends of Louisiana&rsquo;s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC) is a state-wide, membership based, parent led organization committed to abolishing the school-to-prison pipeline and reforming the juvenile justice system.</em></strong></p> <p> 15 years ago in New Orleans, parents and families walked in the rain to the juvenile courthouse. They stood up and gave voice to over 2,000 voiceless families in Louisiana, and became the unstoppable force for families across Louisiana known as FFLIC.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/let-our-kids-be-kids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People's Stories 37.090240 -95.712891 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:10:09 +0000 Croft Shaeda 6140 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Just a Change http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/just-a-change <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/just-a-change"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/image.portugal.thumbnail.jpeg" alt="image.portugal.jpeg" title="image.portugal.jpeg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><strong>Portuguese youth give a second life to derelict housing</strong></p> <p>Ever since it began back in 2010, the <em>Just a Change</em> project has already refurbished 51 homes in Portugal. These volunteers are young university students supported by their sponsors. They are now in Óbidos to restore homes (and dignity) to a good handful of inhabitants.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/just-a-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters from our Readers 39.399872 -8.224454 Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:11:04 +0000 Croft Shaeda 6141 at http://overcomingpoverty.org The poster: Joseph Wresinski http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-poster-joseph-wresinski <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-poster-joseph-wresinski"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/joseph_wresinski_png.thumbnail.png" alt="joseph_wresinski_png.png" title="joseph_wresinski_png.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><strong>On February 12, 1917</strong>, Joseph Wresinski was born in France. His childhood was marked by his experiences of poverty and the courage of his family. From here sprung his conviction that no one should face poverty alone, and he began to seek out those who were forced to live in such undignified conditions. After becoming a priest, he joined 250 families in a homelessness camp in the Paris region.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-poster-joseph-wresinski" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Présentation Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:04:03 +0000 Jean-Pierre (France) 6065 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 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/screenshot_from_2017-03-17_155830.thumbnail.png" alt="screenshot_from_2017-03-17_155830.png" title="screenshot_from_2017-03-17_155830.png" 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 The exhibition "The Letter's Colours” presented in the Indian Ocean area. http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-exhibition-the-letters-colours-presented-in-the-indian-ocean-area <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-exhibition-the-letters-colours-presented-in-the-indian-ocean-area"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/8.thumbnail.jpg" alt="8.jpg" title="8.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>This exhibition was presented during the regional session of ATD Fourth World, organized jointly with the Indian Ocean Commission, which was held from the 29<sup><span>th</span></sup><span> of April to the 6</span><sup><span>th</span></sup><span> of May 2016. </span></p> <p><span>110 people coming from Mauritius, Madagascar, Reunion, Metropolitan France, Rodrigues, the Seychelles Archipelago and the Comoros Archipelago were able to see this exhibition. </span></p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-exhibition-the-letters-colours-presented-in-the-indian-ocean-area" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livre d'or Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:31:15 +0000 Croft Shaeda 6143 at http://overcomingpoverty.org