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The Letter to Friends Around the World

“I always read the Letter to Friends with much interest and admiration,often thinking to myself that I too have witnessed acts of courage, goodness and solidarity among the poorest people.” A correspondent from Burkina Faso    « The Letter to Friends around the World » which is published three times a year,... Read more
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Together, we can give our world a sustainable future. Let’s dare to take up the challenge!

By adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights after the extreme violence and suffering of the second World War, the world’s nations proclaimed their refusal to accept that any person be crushed by other people. They affirmed the basic humanity of all people. Yet still today, in both north and south, in both east and west, in both... Read more
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It is important that we stand up for our rights and voice our needs

For me, poverty is about neglected areas that are not taken care of, or where there are no resources for families such as libraries, good schools and good stores. In the stores here, most of the groceries are out of date. The store owners think that we’re content to live this way because they think we do not have a voice, but that is not the... Read more
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How to mark October 17 in a country where I am passing through, and where no one knows about this day?

I had heard that a group of people suffering with chronic diseases were organising a walk. I know very well what chronic disease means in terms of losing one’s health and never being the same again, as well as the anguish experienced by a poor patient lacking medical treatment. Despite this challenge, you need to be strong so that you and... Read more
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Rethinking the fight against poverty and human rights

This title was the theme of the second Joseph Wresinski Forum for Latin America and the Caribbean, which was held in Guatemala City. For five days, close on 50 people from nine countries worked together. We concluded the forum by reflecting on how our countries and communities can identify future commitments in the struggle against poverty, while... Read more
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