Overcoming Extreme Poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/ en Ninth Biennial Meeting of the International Committee for October 17 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/ninth-biennial-meeting-of-the-international-committee-for-october-17 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/ninth-biennial-meeting-of-the-international-committee-for-october-17"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/comite2022-petite_4_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="comite2022-petite_4.jpg" title="comite2022-petite_4.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <h2>June 7-10 2022 - Ninth Biennial Meeting of the International Committee for October 17</h2> <p>The ninth biennial meeting of the International Committee for October 17 took place in Méry-sur-Oise, France at ATD Fourth World&rsquo;s International Centre from June 7-10, 2022.</p> <p>From 2019 to 2021 members of the International Committee were not able to hold meetings in person due to the pandemic.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/ninth-biennial-meeting-of-the-international-committee-for-october-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Meetings International Committee Tue, 21 Jun 2022 14:59:52 +0000 Marina 13719 at http://overcomingpoverty.org International Press Release: Appointment of Mr. Andrew Kelly http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-press-release-appointment-of-mr-andrew-kelly <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-press-release-appointment-of-mr-andrew-kelly"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/andrewkelly_1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="andrewkelly.jpg" title="andrewkelly.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify"><strong>June 6, 2022 Pierrelaye, France&mdash;</strong>We are pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Kelly to the International Committee for October 17. The Committee was established in 2008 to promote and support the observance of the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Povert y , observed on October 17th each year, which is recognised as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty by the United Nations.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-press-release-appointment-of-mr-andrew-kelly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Presentation Fri, 10 Jun 2022 15:09:13 +0000 Marina 13711 at http://overcomingpoverty.org International Press Release: Appointment of Ms. Anna Rurka http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-press-release-appointment-of-ms-anna-rurka <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 80px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-press-release-appointment-of-ms-anna-rurka"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/annarurka_0.jpeg" alt="annarurka.jpeg" title="annarurka.jpeg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="80" height="80" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify"><strong>June 6, 2022 Pierrelaye, France</strong> &mdash;We are pleased to announce the appointment of Anna Rurka to the International Committee for October 17. The Committee was established in 2008 to promote and support the observance of the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Povert y , observed on October 17th each year, which is recognised as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty by the United Nations.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-press-release-appointment-of-ms-anna-rurka" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Presentation Fri, 10 Jun 2022 15:22:54 +0000 Marina 13715 at http://overcomingpoverty.org International Press Release: Appointment of Ms. Marta Santos Pais http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-press-release-appointment-of-ms-marta-santos-pais <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-press-release-appointment-of-ms-marta-santos-pais"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/martasantospais_1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="martasantospais.jpg" title="martasantospais.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify"><strong>June 6, 2022, Pierrelaye, France</strong>&mdash;We are pleased to&nbsp; announce the appointment of Marta Santos Pais to the International Committee for October 17. The Committee was established in 2008 to promote and support the observance of the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, observed on October 17th each year, which is recognised as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty by the United Nations.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/international-press-release-appointment-of-ms-marta-santos-pais" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Presentation Fri, 10 Jun 2022 15:17:37 +0000 Marina 13713 at http://overcomingpoverty.org What I know comes from my collaboration with children and their families http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/what-i-know-comes-from-my-collaboration-with-children-and-their-families <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/what-i-know-comes-from-my-collaboration-with-children-and-their-families"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/mauritaniepetit_1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="mauritaniepetit.jpg" title="mauritaniepetit.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p align="left">I stopped my education before high school. But I can do what I do because I work at the grass roots level. What I know about poverty comes from &ldquo;<em>collaboration with children and their families over a number of years</em>.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/what-i-know-comes-from-my-collaboration-with-children-and-their-families" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letter to Friends around the World Thu, 26 May 2022 16:33:15 +0000 Marina 13699 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Learning from the involvement of others http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/learning-from-the-involvement-of-others <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/learning-from-the-involvement-of-others"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/hoja_roja.thumbnail.png" alt="hoja_roja.png" title="hoja_roja.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p align="left">In 2022 we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, recognised by the United Nations in 1992. This day is an opportunity to <strong>strengthen the voice of th</strong><strong>ose in extreme poverty</strong><strong>, their experiences, their aspirations, their struggles and the alliances needed to eradicate poverty and build peace.</strong> A peace that starts with the absence of war but it&rsquo;s fully built until the dignity of everyone is recognized.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/learning-from-the-involvement-of-others" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letter to Friends around the World Thu, 26 May 2022 16:24:57 +0000 Marina 13694 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Getting children to love books http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/getting-children-to-love-books <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/getting-children-to-love-books"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/egyptepetit_1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="egyptepetit.jpg" title="egyptepetit.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p align="left">In Bayadeya, Egypt children learn to read. But getting them to love reading is a bigger challenge than swimming the Nile.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/getting-children-to-love-books" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letter to Friends around the World Thu, 26 May 2022 16:31:08 +0000 Marina 13697 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Her combat is my inspiration http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/her-combat-is-my-inspiration <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/her-combat-is-my-inspiration"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/haitipetit_1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="haitipetit.jpg" title="haitipetit.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p align="left">I am an ecological activist with GAFE. I am also an agricultural technician, and a student in Legal Sciences. I am currently the General Secretary of an association for disabled peopled called MCPHPSH: <em>Mouvement citoyen des personnes handicapées physiques du Sud d&rsquo;Haïti </em>(Citizen&rsquo;s Movement for Physcially Disabled People in the South of Haiti).</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/her-combat-is-my-inspiration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letter to Friends around the World Thu, 26 May 2022 16:28:55 +0000 Marina 13695 at http://overcomingpoverty.org This however encouraged us to get even more involved http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/this-however-encouraged-us-to-get-even-more-involved <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/this-however-encouraged-us-to-get-even-more-involved"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/togopetit_1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="togopetit.jpg" title="togopetit.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p align="left">DREAM TEAM TOGO is an international solidarity association actively involved in initiatives to support orphans, children on the street and deprived populations living in remote regions of Togo. So as to improve their living conditions.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/this-however-encouraged-us-to-get-even-more-involved" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letter to Friends around the World Thu, 26 May 2022 16:35:09 +0000 Marina 13701 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Consultation on the Theme for the International Day for Eradication of Poverty 2022/2023 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/consultation-on-the-theme-for-the-international-day-for-eradication-of-poverty-20222023 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/consultation-on-the-theme-for-the-international-day-for-eradication-of-poverty-20222023"><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> <h2>Synthesis of the responses to the Consultation on<br /> the Theme for the International Day for<br /> Eradication of Poverty 2022/2023</h2> <p style="text-align:center">INTRODUCTION</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/consultation-on-the-theme-for-the-international-day-for-eradication-of-poverty-20222023" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International Day - October 17 October 17 Fri, 22 Apr 2022 15:34:14 +0000 Marina 13661 at http://overcomingpoverty.org