Overcoming Extreme Poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/ en New Information Plaque in Dublin http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/new-information-plaque-in-dublin <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/new-information-plaque-in-dublin"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/thumbnail-2-e1566217203610-1024x768_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="thumbnail-2-e1566217203610-1024x768.jpg" title="thumbnail-2-e1566217203610-1024x768.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify">The National 17 October Committee is pleased to announce the installation of a <a href="http://17october.ie/new-information-plaque-human-rights-and-poverty-stone-dublin-ireland/" target="_blank">new information plaque</a> at the Human Rights and Poverty Stone, Customs House Quay, Dublin to mark the International United Nations Day for the Eradication of Poverty every 17 October.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/new-information-plaque-in-dublin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Messages Commemorative stone Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:07:58 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 8219 at http://overcomingpoverty.org New replica of the Stone in Glasgow http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/new-replica-of-the-stone-in-glasgow <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/new-replica-of-the-stone-in-glasgow"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/2019-08-glasgowstone2_copie.thumbnail.jpg" alt="2019-08-glasgowstone2_copie.jpg" title="2019-08-glasgowstone2_copie.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify">We (The Poverty Truth Community, Bridging the Gap&nbsp;and ATD Fourth World)) are delighted to let you know that this week the new stone and an explanatory plaque have been laid in George Square at the base of the Sir Walter Scott Monument.</p> <p> We would like to thank Glasgow City Council for permission for the new stone to be laid in a much more prominent and protected position. And we would like to thank each of you for your financial support and encouragement in making this happen.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/new-replica-of-the-stone-in-glasgow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Messages Commemorative stone Wed, 21 Aug 2019 08:20:42 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 8211 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Tapori Campaign "Acting Together" http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/tapori-campaign-acting-together <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/tapori-campaign-acting-together"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/tapori-en.thumbnail.png" alt="tapori-en.png" title="tapori-en.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>As part of the 30th anniversary of the Rights of the Child, Tapori invites children to go through four steps through four different Tapori Letters:</p> <p> <strong>First letter:</strong> discover the different needs of a child.</p> <p> <strong>Second letter:</strong> discover who you are and be proud of yourself and your roots.</p> <p> <strong>Third letter: </strong>open your eyes, be attentive, see what is happening around you and differentiate between what is good and what is not, and refuse what is unfair.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/tapori-campaign-acting-together" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobilisation Tools October 17 Thu, 11 Jul 2019 17:24:38 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 8203 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Poster October 17 2019 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/poster-october-17-2019 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/poster-october-17-2019"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/affiche_def_anglaise1_1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="affiche_def_anglaise1.jpg" title="affiche_def_anglaise1.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify">As part of the 30th anniversary of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, the theme chosen by the UN to celebrate October 17, 2019 is:</p> <p> <strong><span style="color:#ff8c00">&quot;ACTING TOGETHER to empower children, their families and communities to end poverty.&quot;</span></strong></p> <p> You can download the international poster here under in.pdf<br /> high resolution 2.8Mo<br /> low resolution 1.9Mo</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/poster-october-17-2019" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobilisation Tools October 17 Wed, 03 Jul 2019 09:53:12 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 8180 at http://overcomingpoverty.org When the theatre is a second family http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/when-the-theatre-is-a-second-family <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/when-the-theatre-is-a-second-family"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/algerie_0.thumbnail.png" alt="algerie.png" title="algerie.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify">In Algeria, there is a distinct lack of cultural facilities for young people. The only place in which they can express themselves is out on the streets. But they are nonetheless keen to take part in theatre, music, art and all other kinds of cultural and artistic expression.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/when-the-theatre-is-a-second-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People's Stories Mon, 27 May 2019 10:03:00 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 8136 at http://overcomingpoverty.org My heart is in this stone http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/my-heart-is-in-this-stone <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/my-heart-is-in-this-stone"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/suisse_0.thumbnail.png" alt="suisse.png" title="suisse.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify">In the United Nation&rsquo;s Human Rights Building in Geneva, in the main entrance hall, we are struck by a marvelous, shiny sculpture. It looks like an antique vessel filled with small stones. On its top, there is a mobile: sails? twigs? This vessel &ndash; in the form of a tree &ndash; is filled, just like a treasure, with the precious stones collected by children either where they live or where they work: 5,000 stones from mines, quarries, fields, a cemetery - but also toys and lucky charms, holiday souvenirs, collected stones.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/my-heart-is-in-this-stone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People's Stories Mon, 27 May 2019 10:17:01 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 8137 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Children push us and engage us http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/children-push-us-and-engage-us <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/children-push-us-and-engage-us"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/les_enfants2_2.thumbnail.png" alt="les_enfants2.png" title="les_enfants2.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify">In Madrid, the children of the <a href="https://en.tapori.org/" target="_blank">Tapori</a> Ventilla group heard their mothers talking vividly to each other. They were talking about the <a href="https://www.coe.int/en/web/european-social-charter" target="_blank">European Social Charter</a>. But what is this charter? The children decided to find out more. It is not easy to understand a text written for adults, but they decided not to give up: if you don&rsquo;t know the rights, how can you uphold them?</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/children-push-us-and-engage-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letter to Friends around the World Letter to Friends Mon, 27 May 2019 09:49:49 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 8133 at http://overcomingpoverty.org We are making our contribution http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/we-are-making-our-contribution <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/we-are-making-our-contribution"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/perou_0.thumbnail.png" alt="perou.png" title="perou.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify">Since I was a child, I have been around street children whom my parents support. Sometimes they would stay and have lunch with us. Theater has also been with me since I was a child: I studied anthropology while wanting to be a great actor.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/we-are-making-our-contribution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People's Stories Mon, 27 May 2019 10:22:13 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 8139 at http://overcomingpoverty.org The crown of peace http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-crown-of-peace <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-crown-of-peace"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/cameroun_0.thumbnail.png" alt="cameroun.png" title="cameroun.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>When I was a child my mother always used to say that &ldquo;the best way to respond to violence is with peace&rdquo; and &ldquo;if you have friends who love peace then work with them to spread the word&rdquo;. I remember the day when she set up a big blackboard at home, headed &ldquo;love and peace chart&rdquo;, with a column for each child.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-crown-of-peace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People's Stories Mon, 27 May 2019 10:28:56 +0000 Anne-Sylvie (France) 8141 at http://overcomingpoverty.org 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