Theme for 2020
Acting together to achieve social and environmental justice for all

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  • Testimonies: messages from people living in extreme poverty,...
  • Presentation: the meaning of the Day, its spirit,...
  • Highlights: activities, messages, significant gestures,...
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Egmore - Sunday 18 October 2015 - Community Event

We are happy to inform you that the Bhagya Paribartana Foundation (BPF) and their friends the Hindu Initiative are putting on a Community Event in Egmore, Chennai on 18th October, 2015.

The community event will involve people who are in situations of poverty. We believe that overcoming poverty is a not a gesture of charity! The BPF team strongly believes  that a one day event will not bring a wider change. Involving people is necessary and people should know the reality of poverty. This is why we are putting on this event.


Nairobi - Saturday 17 October 2015 - Lack of information can contribute to misery and poverty.

This Saturday, Tushirikiane Afrika's monthly meeting with all of their volunteers will coincide with the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty.   During our meeting we will share information about the 17 October and discuss the topic: “how can we share information more efficiently at all levels-structures”, we believe that lack of information can contribute to misery and poverty.
Tushirikiane Afrika

Dublin - Saturday 17 October 2015 - The Annual Commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The Annual Commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty will be held at the Famine Memorial, Custom House Quay. The President of Ireland will contribute to the meeting that brings together people struggling with extreme poverty along with many others desiring to express their solidarity . These include representatives from community groups, voluntary organisations, statutory agencies, faith groups, politicians, public officials and ordinary citizens. Giving a voice to the poorest is at the heart of the Commemoration event.

For more information, please contact: board [at] atdireland [dot] ie

Famine Memorial, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1 ATD Fourth World-Ireland

Dublin - Saturday 17 October 2015 - Drama Telling Story

The Mulhuddart Community Centre will have a drama telling a story about the abject poverty many asylum seekers find themselves in Ireland. The drama will involve the participation of asylum seekers from the Clondalkin Towers who through their personal stories and experiences of the asylum system in Ireland will help draw a picture of what their typical daily lives look like. The drama will be interactive and the actors will perform a story highlighting the extreme poverty within the asylum system and how it increases the vulnerability of women and children.

The performers will also portray a new version of the story with a positive outcome, reflecting the feedback they got from the audience.

For more information, please contact: ismileint [at] gmail [dot] com

Church Road, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15 I-Smile International

Inishowen, Co Donegal - Saturday 17 October 2015 - Food night

Understanding poverty in Ireland and all over the world: The Clonmany Youth and Community Centre will provide cookery classes and an international food night.

For more information contact: k_coady [at] hotmail [dot] com

Clonmany Youth & Community Resource Centre,
Inishowen, Co Donegal