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Inspired actions by "Hidden dimensions of Poverty"

Martinien Moukete, from Cameroon, works with the “Bonassama Association of Enterprising Youth”, on the Cameroon coast. He is also a correspondent for the Forum for overcoming extreme poverty. Because of this, he wants to share how close the research of “Hidden dimensions of poverty” is to what his teams are living on the... Read more
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Online commemoration of International Day for Eradication of Poverty 2021

On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (IDEP), the United Nations ensures that the knowledge, contributions, and experience of people living in poverty are recognized and celebrated. This year, the theme of IDEP was “Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting all People and our Planet’’ and... Read more
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A great treasure

In August 2021 ATD Fourth World’s International Center near Paris welcomed a German couple, Manuela and Charly Wendt. They brought with them a great treasure, a story. Here it is: On May 30, 1992 in Berlin on the occasion of the inauguration of a replica of the commemorative stone for the victims of extreme poverty, Fourth World families... Read more
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Human rights and extreme poverty

Persistent Poverty: How Real Equality Can Break the Cycle “Equality of opportunities is at the heart of our understanding of a just society. This ideal is based on a simple conviction: no child should be penalized for being born in poverty. However, it is far from being realized today.” Report of the Special Rapporteur on extreme... Read more

At the heart of all the dispossession of power to act

Sister Therese R. is a correspondent of the Forum for Overcoming poverty in Lebanon. Reading the report on the hidden dimensions of poverty made her think about the bond she has created with Josianne at the Beitouna association in Lebanon. Josianne decided on her own to come to Beitouna. Someone had told her this was a place where she could find... Read more
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