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Leeds - Monday 17 October 2016 - 17 October 2016 - Leeds, UK
To contribute to this day Testifying Commissioners from Leeds Poverty Truth Commission have shared some of their experiences and perspectives on poverty in Leeds and its eradication in the video below…
Monday 17th October 2016 is the United Nations International Day or the Eradication of Poverty. This designated UN day has been taking place since 1993, and this year focuses on the theme of ‘Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms’.
We are going to produce a video about our work at the Leeds Poverty Truth Commission.
Kibera - Monday 17 October 2016 - 17 October 2016 - Kibera
October 17th Nairobi ATD COMMEMMORATION DAY
Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms. Hi friends, thanks for the people who turned up for the poverty reflection both yesterday and today, the youths from Edmund Rice, the Kosovo Forum Initiative, CLM rep Patrick Matara and children and many more. There were individuals and youths who led the reflection and sharing of the issues relating to poverty.
Sr. Joan was the key speaker for that day with; Tonny Odundo who spoke on who the society have neglected, people living with disability and as a society what we should do to make them part of us.
Lucy, she also talked on how the youth and the community can work together to be a friend to the friendless through: games, sharing meals, being with them, appreciating their situation and collaboratively teach them.
Bety Kiema, who is physically challenged and working at Tangaza University talked on small basic things; like boarding a public transport, an opening that might harm a blind person walking along the corridor, crossing the road e.t.c , things we do that make challenged people feel discriminated. She said that people living with disability is a gift to humanity, we should make them feel included.
All your contributions has contributed to the global effort of awareness on the lingering poverty across the world being experienced by Fourth World groups and individuals in the communities, thank you again for the time you spent to reflect and stand in solidarity with the people who have lost hope in life and some who have suffered death. This activity has made us join hands with the rest of the world who are in support of the ATD Fourth World Movement, may our great lord protect and bless every each one of you. Great thanks to the Edmund Rice Director and brother, Peter Cole for leading special prayer according to the charism of Edmund Rice.
Standing in solidarity with the fourth world people...thinking and reflecting the influence of extreme poverty in the lives of the ordinary individuals in Kenya and the rest of the world especially those who live within the informal settlement.
YSMEG (Young Single Mothers Empowerment Group) in Kenya will have a 17 October event in Kibera with several youth groups. We also hope to visits students at Tangaza University to have a reflection workshop.
Budapest - Monday 17 October 2016 - International Day for the Eradicaton of Poverty - The Week of Dignified Living
Tárgy: Nyílt levél Czibere Károly szociális ügyekért és társadalmi felzárkózásért felelős államtitkár Úrnak
a megfelelő szintű garantált minimumjövedelemről
A szegénység elleni küzdelem világnapján
„Tisztelt Államtitkár Úr!
Mint szegénységben érintett embereket képviselő civil szervezetek és aktivisták vagyunk itt, hogy nyílt levelünkkel forduljunk Önhöz.
Almost every third person is affected by poverty and social exclusion in Hungary. People experiencing poverty have worse access than most to health care benefits, education, culture and information.
Every year we organize a public event - based on the activities of civil society organizations and volunteers, activists - in order to raise awareness to these issues. This year, we will submit an open letter to the relevant ministry about the possibility of an Adequate Guaranteed Minimum Income System in Hungary, which could be the solution to the above mentioned problems.
More information: www.facebook.com/mszeh.hapn
Payatas - Monday 17 October 2016 - Voices of Payatas
Last October 17, Fairplay For All Foundation commemorated the International Day for Eradication of Poverty by going around Payatas, one of the poorest slums in the Philippines, and asking people what poverty means to them. We also asked them how they think poverty can be eradicated in the country. We then collated their thoughts and ideas in a video (see attachment) entitled What Is Poverty? (Voices of Payatas).
The point of the video is to give voices to people living in poverty because often times they are the ones who understand their situation the best. They have opinions, ideas, ambitions, and dreams; they just need the world to listen to them.
To learn more about Fairplay and what we are doing to eradicate poverty in the Philippines, visit our website or email us at ffafoundation [at] gmail [dot] com.
To commemorate this year's 17 October, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the Fairplay For All Foundation will go and talk with people around Payatas, one of the poorest slums in the Philippines. We will be asking people what poverty means to them.
We also want to ask them how they think poverty can be eradicated in the country. We will then create a video entitled: What Is Poverty? (Voices of Payatas).
Davao - Monday 17 October 2016 - Children's rights and protection
In Davao City, Philippines:
Nearby the Replica of the Commemorative Stone to Honor Victims of Extreme Poverty is the Leon Garcia Sr. National High School and Elementary School. Part of the Commemoration is to keep Teachers updated and conversant about the children and parents of the surrounding urban poor communities.
Davao City and the Civil Society Organizations are keeping up with the campaign for "children's rights and protection".