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The GICAECAM in Cameroon

The GICAECAM, Grouping of Joint Assistance and Cultural Exchange Initiatives in the Cameroon, was founded in 2002. Its aim, at a social level, is to promote the well-being of Cameroonian youth through the creation of jobs and activities that will generate income through professional training. It will also enable the young people, who are living in... Read more
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ARCE HIR Association sends testimonies and photos

Chronic poverty amongst underprivileged, marginalised and abandoned children in rural areas: EDUCATION AND CHILDHOOD ecole - Without school benches, a uniform, a blackboard, exercise books - some children collect exercise books themselves - without books - other children have no backing or family support, the straw building is just waiting to... Read more
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Making Community Activities a Collective Achievement

Listening, support, sharing, and collective action fostering day-to-day solidarity between individuals and families with difficult lives: these are the main objectives of the Beitouna Center in Beirut (Lebanon). Spotlight in correspondents of the Permanent Form on Extreme Poverty in the World. Our neighborhood, Nabaa, is located in the northern... Read more
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Women’s Employment Stories, a Source of Knowledge

Mahut Center works to improve the economic situation of low-income and marginalized women in the Israeli employment market and to fulfill women’s aspirations of becoming economically independent. Spotlight on correspondents of the Permanent Forum on Extreme Poverty in the World. In “Women Workers in a Precarious Employment Market... Read more
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“There’s life after prison”

’Rebirth Village’ is a reception center that gives a second chance to former prisoners who want to change their lives. In this article, former detainees relate their experiences, ideas and hopes. Spotlight on correspondents of the Permanent Forum on Extreme Poverty in the World. In 1978, a prisoner, sentenced to death and put in... Read more
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