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

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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Online - Pakistan - Saturday 17 October 2020 - Invitation to a webinar

Time: Oct 17, 2020 03:00 PM PST

Facebook Live

Our panelists will have discussion on the following topics

1. Ghulam Shabbir (Chief Operating Officer, Momentum):
Presentation: “Recent research evidences on the dynamics of household poverty with a focus on inclusive development and women empowerment along with proposed policy focus from the province of Balochistan, Pakistan”

2. M. Ali Kemal (Economist):  Data gaps regarding SGDs 1 (poverty alleviation)

3. Khaleel Tetlay (Chief Operating Officer, Rural Support Programmes Network): Role of social mobilization & micro-financing for poverty alleviation

4.Dr. Haroon Sarwar (Deputy Chief, Macro-economic Section, MoPD&SI): The current status of multidimensional poverty in Balochistan and its implications in future

5. Qaiser Jamali (Technical Assistance, Rural Support Programmes Network): Strengthening the role of local governance for inclusive development

6. Fehmida Hassan (Programme Manager BRACE, Rural Support Programmes Network): Women empowerment and poverty in Balochistan

7. Dr. Shahnawaz Khan (Team Leader BRACE, Rural Support Programmes Network): Poverty alleviation strategies in Balochistan

8. Khurram Shahzad (Specialist M&E, Rural Support Programmes Network): Challenges and issues of monitoring and evaluation and its impact on development in Balochistan

Muhammad T.
Lead Partnerships & Outreach

Online - Pakistan

Online - Saturday 17 October 2020 - The Teachers Union INTO in Ireland marks #EndPovertyDay

Global Citizenship School Call to Action

We are asking teachers to teach our "End Poverty Lesson" and to assist their pupils to take the proposed ACTION.

Click "HERE" to go directly to our 17th Oct. End Poverty Lesson & Action.

G.C.S. Website

See video

Online - Philippines - Saturday 17 October 2020 - Online: Voices of community members

**At ATD Philippines we have started a campaign on our FB account (mostly in Tagalog and some in English). These posts are prepared with community facilitators and our interns. The testimonies are also video recorded.
You can see an example of the posts in the attached picture: "Where is the justice if there are many lies? Deception of the people, poverty is the answer. When will it end?"
We are also producing a video with a message from friends and kids.


**We have produced a short film with Teatro Balagtas, played by community members and an actor of Teatro Balagtas. It is the ATD contribution to the online ceremony organised by NAPC (National Anti Poverty Commission) that will take place on October 17.
The title of the film in English is "To those who can see us". Its about the reality of a couple struggling to survive during the Covid-19 Enhance Community Quarantine in the context of non-existent social protection.
The online commemoration with the different messages will be streamed on Facebook from 10 to 13:45 Manila time. We will gather a small group of community facilitators in the office to watch it and be together. (The gathering are still restricted to a maximum of 10 people).

**Three representatives from ATD plus institutions will be able to gather for a short moment at the commemorative stone simultaneously to put some flowers on it in honor of the people in poverty who struggle everyday and the people who work alongside them.

Online - Philippines

Nord Kivu - Saturday 17 October 2020 - workshops to celebrate the IDEP 2020

Our Organization will organize workshops with different stakeholders within NGOS, Private sector , farmers , government authorities to celebrate the IDEP 2020. We will focus our action on :

1. Promoting the SDG Number 01

2. Doing a context analysis on  the impact of Covid-19 on poverty

3. Analysing how poverty is affecting Children

Nord Kivu
Congo (Kinshasa)

Online - Thursday 15 October 2020 - Poems to Challenge Poverty

Please join this online event to hear a selection of moving poems on the everyday experiences of living in poverty in the UK today.

Register to access the event, 17:00 – 19:00 CEST

All of us, from across the four nations of this country, know from personal experience what poverty is like. We have written poems to express what poverty is and how it feels to have your voice heard. Our poems are about what needs to change and what uplifts us.

We are coming together to add our voices to events taking place to mark Challenge Poverty Week around the country

This evening of poetry is also being co-organised by the APLE (Addressing Poverty with Lived Experience) Collective and All Together in Dignity/ATD Fourth World, On Road Media and 4in10: London's Child Poverty Network.

We hope you will join us for an evening of inspiration and solidarity.

United Kingdom