Theme for 2016
Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms

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Leeds - Monday 17 October 2016 - 17 October 2016 - Leeds, UK

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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…

See video

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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.

Leeds
United Kingdom

London - Sunday 16 October 2016 - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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ATD Fourth World UK celebrated the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty with an open house event. There was music, magic, poems, workshops and testimonies.

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17 October marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

On Sunday, 16 October 2016, ATD Fourth World will open the doors to its national headquarters at 48, Addington Square, London, for a day of activities, creative workshops and music (feat Sumner Anderson http://www.sumneranderson.com/)

Bring your family, young and not so young. Show solidarity with people affected by poverty. Find out about poverty, inequality and social exclusion in the UK and also around the world.

Help us to challenge the negative attitudes held towards people who are experiencing poverty. Children will be entertained and there will be a selection of photographs from The Roles We Play: Recognising the Contribution of People in Poverty on exhibition http://therolesweplay.co.uk/

16 October, will be a day of community, creativity and learning. The theme this year: Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms was selected in consultation with activists, civil society and non-governmental organisations. It highlights how important it is to recognise and address the humiliation and exclusion endured by many people living in poverty.

ATD FOURTH WORLD works in partnership with people affected by poverty. We are committed to representing people living in poverty. We work alongside those we represent, as only together will we find solutions to eradicate extreme poverty in the UK. You can find out more on the day about our commitment to fighting poverty and if you would like to GET INVOLVED this would be the perfect opportunity to find out how.

Activities for adults and children Creative workshops Music Testimonies describing the struggles against poverty A multimedia room displaying information about the 17 October worldwide

48 Addington Square
London
United Kingdom

Glasgow - Monday 17 October 2016 - Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms

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17th October, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. We marked this special day in George Square today round the commemorative stone. There were lots of readings and songs which cleared the rain away.

Well done to all who braved the weather and to Caroline, Cathy, William, Trisha, Olivia and Aidan for taking part and reading stories from around the globe and locally of experiences of poverty.

Thanks to everyone who came. A great turn out

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Our 17th October event will take place in George Square in Glasgow from 12pm-1pm around the commemorative stone. 

People with direct experience of poverty will speak aloud their testimonies in the centre of the city of Glasgow. 

Children will read aloud stories from around the world.  There will be music and singing and people will be invited to write a message of support for everyone living in poverty. 

George Square
Glasgow
United Kingdom

London - Saturday 15 October 2016 - Poverty = Discrimination: Live music with a message

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Photos from the Poverty = Discrimination event at the jazz crypt camberwell. Hosted by ATD Fourth World.

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Join us for a night of music and entertainment with a message.

Held at the renowned Jazzlive at The Crypt St Giles, this event marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Show your solidarity with people affected by poverty. Help us to challenge the negative attitudes held towards people who are experiencing poverty.

ATD FOURTH WORLD works in partnership with people affected by poverty. We are commitment to representing people living in poverty. We work alongside those we represent, as only together will we find solutions to eradicate extreme poverty in the UK. You can find out more on the night about our commitment to fighting poverty and if you would like to GET INVOLVED this would be the perfect opportunity to find out how.

Saturday 15th October from 7.30pm

St Giles Church Camberwell Church Street
London
United Kingdom

Glasgow - Monday 17 October 2016 - Rights into Reality: Human Rights in a Fairer Scotland

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Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty 2016

Rights to Reality: Human Rights in a Fairer Scotland

Monday 17th October 2016, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

There were great discussions today from both people with direct experience of poverty and an impressive panel on human rights, poverty and brexit.

ATD Fourth World presented to the workshop:

 Getting Heard: The Right to Participate.

Please find below ATD Fourth World's contribution to this workshop.

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7th Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty

 

Monday 17 October 2016

09:30am  – 16:30pm

Since 2010 the Poverty Alliance has been organising the annual Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty. This has become an event that brings together people with experience of poverty, community and voluntary organisations, activists, trades unions, policy makers and politicians, researchers: anyone with an interest in making a bigger impact on poverty.

More than just another conference, it is a forum where we can learn from each other, debate and plan action. 

In the uncertain context that now exists in Scotland and the UK for tackling poverty, this year's Assembly will look at what opportunities exist to push forward action to address poverty. We have joined with the Scottish Human Rights Commission and NHS Health Scotland to focus human rights based approaches can be used to make progress.

A series of workshops will look at key areas where rights based approaches can be used to help tackle poverty and inequality. 

As well as sharing practical ideas and experience on using rights based approaches, the Assembly will also provide an opportunity to look the Scottish Government's new Fairer Scotland Action Plan and to debate how we can best ensure that new social security powers are used to combat poverty.

With the decision to leave the EU throwing a new shadow over our efforts to tackle poverty, it is more critical than ever to come together to discuss, debate and plan action to address poverty. 

The Assembly will take place on the annual UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, and is part of Challenge Poverty Week 2017. 

Draft Agenda

Morning Session

10.00:           Welcome and Introductions

10.10:           Opening Plenary: Poverty, Human  Rights and Brexit

  • Judith Robertson, Chair, Scottish Human Rights Commission

  • Professor Kenneth Armstrong, University of Cambridge

  • David Martin MEP (tbc)

  • Dr Ima Jackson, Migrant Voice/Glasgow Caledonian University (tbc)

11.15:           Coffee & Networking

11.45            Fairer Scotland: Progress Update

The 6th Scottish Assembly for Tackling Poverty looked at how we create a fairer Scotland. One year on we will be looking at the Scottish Government’s new Fairer Scotland Action which came out of last year’s consultation. This session will be a participatory discussion looking at the opportunities that the new Action Plan provides.

 

13.00            Lunch & Poverty Alliance AGM

Afternoon Session

 

14:00            Turning Rights into Reality: Practical Experiences

 

1.       The Right to Health

2.       Securing Adequate Incomes 

3.       Getting Heard: the Right to Participate

4.       The Right to Housing

15.00            Break

 

15.15            The Future of Social Security in Scotland: Political Panel Debate

                    Including contributions from Jeane Freeman MSP (tbc), Minister for Social Secuirty and Co-convenor of the Scottish Green Party, Patrick Harvie MSP. Other speakers to be confirmed. 

16.30            Final summary and close

Thanks to the Scottish Human Rights Commission and NHS Health Scotland for their support for this event.

Please note that reasonable travel and caring expenses will be reimbursed to individuals living on a low income.

To register for this event, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rights-into-reality-scottish-assembly-for...

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 2 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow
United Kingdom