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

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Kamień Krajeński - Thursday 17 October 2019 - Assembly, Mass, Artistic performances

Oct 17 at 13:00, Dom Pomocy Społecznej. Kamień Krajeński, Pogórna 2

Assembly, holly mass, artistic performances with participation of residents and workers and guests of Social Support House.

Kamień Krajeński
Poland

Skopje - Monday 14 October 2019 - Regional Conference

Regional Conference on “Responsive social protection solutions: empowering children, families and communities”

14-15 October 2019
Skopje, North Macedonia

The Regional Conference aims to bring together academic scholars, researchers, practitioners, decision makers, activists as well as people experiencing poverty to jointly discuss obstacles and solutions for responsive social protection support. The conference will have a regional focus (Western Balkan countries) as to assess and disseminate different existing social protection  practices. The conference will be organised in two plenary panel debates and six parallel streams.

PANEL DEBATE I: Perspectives on Poverty: the good, the bad and the ugly
(representatives of research/policy/practice: regional and national decision makers, academia, activists). Panel debate is followed by a general discussion.

Parallel streams:
1. Role of Social Services (social welfare/employment/health) and Case Management in Poverty Alleviation
2. Early childhood education and care as an anti-poverty strategy
3. Income transfers and effects on poverty reduction

PANEL DEBATE II: Perspectives on roadmap to reducing poverty
(representatives of the: academia, local decision makers, front-line workers, service users). Panel debate is followed by a general discussion.

Parallel streams:
4. Community care: voices of the service providers and service users
5. Homelessness and social housing
6. Empowering families: policies, transfers and services

Organized by:
The Ministry of Labor and Social Policy of the Republic of North Macedonia together with the Institute of Social Work and Social Policy, Faculty of Philosophy, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje

Skopje
Macedonia

Different places in Ireland - Thursday 17 October 2019 - Different events in Ireland

In the attached booklet, you can find different events for the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, and more information about the Day.

Events take place in Galway, Clare, Mayo, Dublin, Cork, Offally, and more.

Different places in Ireland
Ireland

Swansea, Wales - Wednesday 16 October 2019 - The Big Conversation

On Wednesday 16th October 2019, Swansea Council’s Life Stages Team will be running one of their ‘Big Conversations’. 

The Big Conversation is the name given to participation and engagement events that are facilitated by Swansea Council’s Life Stages Team. Big Conversations take place during the school day.

Participants set the priority topics for Big Conversations and it is the role of The Life Stages Team to arrange and facilitate workshops based on these priorities.

We run Big Conversations for 5-11 year old children, 11-18 year old young people and Inter-generational Big Conversations for anyone over the age of 7, including adults and older people.

Part of the working agreement of the Big Conversation is that the participants will return to their schools/groups after each event and share the work that they have completed with their peers; this could be via an assembly, a diary entry or a verbal report in school council meetings, a letter to governors etc…each school is encouraged to report back to their community in a way that suits them best.

On Wednesday 16th October 2019 we will be running The Big ‘Participation and Democracy’ Conversation for 5-11 year olds where the topics to be discussed will include Equalities, Voice, and Politics (meeting decision makers). Children will be offered the opportunity to discuss their morals and values, and work together to unpick concepts such as Discrimination, Diversity, and Zero Tolerance approaches. Children will also have the chance to meet with the elected councillor for Children’s rights and discussing the role of the council, party politics and having a say. There will also be an opportunity for children to read through and discuss a story book entitled “The Family That Learned To Listen” that was co-written by children and young people.

Children and their teachers will be invited to take photographs of themselves holding the posters advertising International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Oct 17th 2019 and uploading the pictures to social media sites.

Organized by Swansea Council’s Life Stages Team

Swansea, Wales
United Kingdom

Manila - Thursday 17 October 2019 - Commemoration in Rizal Park

Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 8 AM – 4 PM

Children and young people play important roles in the fight against poverty. They provide valuable insights acquired from their personal daily struggles. On October 17 at Rizal Park in Manila, they will share their stories to the entire world.

Together with people from all walks of life, we will gather at Rizal Park in Manila to share stories of pain and triumph, renewing our commitment to stop poverty.

National Anti-Poverty Commission

ATD Fourth World Philippines

Manila
Philippines