Theme for 2018
Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity.

There are a few changes on the October 17 page for this year.

On this page you will find:

  • Testimonies: messages from people living in extreme poverty,...
  • Presentation: the meaning of the Day, its spirit,...
  • Highlights: activities, messages, significant gestures,...
  • Contact us: for any question related to October 17.
  • Toolbox: poster, concept note, documents of reference, videos,...

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Manila - Tuesday 17 October 2017 - Commemoration in Rizal Park

Event report

Watch the video of the theatre play!

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Event description

Commemoration - Rizal Park - 7:30 - 12NN  

The celebration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is organized by NAPC (National Anti-Poverty Commission), ATD and other partners.

Each year, hundreds of participants gather together for this event. It’s a unique moment where people with experience of poverty will be at centre stage to voice out their concerns and wishes for the future to be heard.

At 9:00AM, members of ATD communities together with Jessie Villabrille, director of Teatro Balagtas will present a new theatre play: The script was inspired by Community Forums where seven communities discussed the following topic: "What changes in life can we reach by being together with others?"

Watch live streaming of the event on poverty-stop.org and on https://www.facebook.com/ATD.Philippines/.

Manila
Philippines

Kielce - Tuesday 17 October 2017 - Commemoration

Event report

Polish and English

Obchody Międzynarodowego Dnia Walki z Ubóstwem kolejny raz odbyły się w Kielcach. Bezdomni, przedstawiciele władz miasta, pracownicy Miejskiego Ośrodka Pomocy Rodzinie i służb zajmujących się pomocą społeczną oraz wolontariusze oddali hołd ofiarom biedy na całym świecie. Uczestnicy spotkania po raz 30 odwiedzili miejsca poświęcone ubogim - Płytę Praw Człowieka oraz Krzyż Bezdomnych obok budynku Dworca PKP. Coroczne spotkanie organizowane jest m.in. przez Międzynarodowy Ruch ATD, założony przez Ojca Józefa Wrzesińskiego.

Obchody Dnia Walki z Ubóstwem mają uświadomić opinii publicznej potrzebę likwidacji biedy na świecie, a w szczególności w krajach rozwijających się. Ubodzy to ludzie z trudnymi historiami, którzy często nie radzą sobie w życiu.
Obecność wielu osób podczas obchodów świadczy o tym, że problem ubóstwa jest obecny w naszym regionie, ale również pokazuje, że los ludzi potrzebujących nie jest nam obojętny.
Po wspólnej modlitwie przed krzyżem, na którym corocznie przybijane są tabliczki z nazwiskami zmarłych osób bezdomnych, uczestnicy udali się do schroniska dla osób potrzebujących przy ulicy Siennej. Tam rozmawiano o działalności organizacji ATD w Polsce i na świecie.

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The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was celebrated in Kielce. The homeless, representatives of the city authorities, employees of the City Center for Family and Social Welfare, and volunteers paid homage to the victims of poverty worldwide. Participants of the meeting for the 30th anniversary visited the places devoted to the poor - the Human Rights and the Homeless Cross near the railway station building. The annual meeting is organized, among others. by the International ATD Movement, founded by Father Józef Wrzesiński.

The celebration of the Day to Overcome Poverty aims to make the public aware of the need to eradicate poverty in the world, and especially in developing countries. The poor are people with difficult stories that make it hard to cope with.

The presence of many people during the celebration indicates that the problem of poverty is present in our region, but also shows that the fate of needy people is not indifferent to us.

After a common prayer before the cross, where the plates with the names of deceased homeless people are being piled, the participants went to the shelter for the needy in Sienna Street. There were talks about activities in Poland and in the world.

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Event description

Gathering around the Cross and the Commemorative Stone to pay homage to the victims of poverty who died this year. 

This gathering will probably be followed by a mass and a meeting with a branch (to be confirmed).

plac Niepodległości 1, Tel ATD office: (48) 41.36.87.384
Kielce
Poland

Quezon City - Saturday 14 October 2017 - National Week for Ovecoming Extreme Poverty 2017: Health and Wellness Service Caravan

Quezon Memorial Circle
Quezon City
Philippines

Dublin - Monday 16 October 2017 - Launch of "Poverty and Disability: an easy to read guide to economic inequality and the cost of disability"

Event report

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Event description

Inclusion Ireland is launching an easy to read booklet on Poverty and Disability to mark the United Nations' (UN) International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

The booklet will be launched by Minister for Employment Affairs & Social Protection, Regina Doherty TD. Other speakers on the day are to be announced.

Event from 13h45 to 15h45

The Morrison Hotel, Ormond Quay lower North City
Dublin
Ireland

Dublin - Thursday 12 October 2017 - SAOL Fashion Show

Event report

Event description

Through the medium of fashion and music we explored social and political history in relation to women in Ireland. Using clothes bought and upcycled from local charity shops, SAOL participants created outfits to represent each decade from the last 100 years.

The show will also see the launch of 'Object2Poverty'; a new art campaign alerting people to poverty in Ireland and calling for action.

Event starts at 3pm

15 Little Green Street, Smithfield The Complex Theatre
Dublin
Ireland