People's stories of struggle and solidarity. Learn about initiatives worldwide that are making a difference.

The "Hidden dimensions of poverty" report helps us to position ourselves

I have been working since the last 20 years with waste pickers on the landfill site, in New Delhi. It is the capital of India, and we are actually sitting on a mountain of garbage. So there are thousands of waste pickers involved, in the landfill site and the city, cleaning up, picking up, without any medical protection in the sense like gloves... Read more
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Reflections on ‘The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty’

Gideon, A., himself from a poor background, is now a researcher in his country, Nigeria. He is very active in various social and environmental justice movements, including ATD Fourth World, through the Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty, and Africans Rising, a collective of associations, social movements and individuals committed to peace,... Read more
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“The cooperative preserves our dignity”

Beitouna, a not-for-profit organisation founded by the residents of Nabaa, Beirut, celebrates the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, organising a street library, meetings with parents and a cooperative. The cooperative was launched in 2006, at a time when large numbers of refugees were arriving in Lebanon from southern Libya.... Read more
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“I want my daughter to be like you when she’s grown up: someone who is active and educated.”

After the Jasmine Revolution of 14th January 2011 in Tunisia, the government actively encouraged people to create organisations and engage with vulnerable people to help improve their living conditions. And so, in August 2011, with a group of young agronomists, we created the Association Sources et Horizons in the city of Aïn Draham, working to... Read more
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Getting young people involved, for the well-being and development of our country

A Nous l’Avenir (The Future is Ours) is a coalition of nine organisations for young people aged 15 to 30, set up in 2009 to facilitate the exchange of ideas between them. The aim is that young people should work together in an atmosphere of trust, free from discrimination on the grounds of race or sex, allowing them to find for themselves... Read more
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