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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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Letter "Special October 17 2018"

On 17 October 1987, more than 100,000 people gathered on the Trocadero Plaza in Paris, where the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed in 1948. On the Commemorative Stone in Honor of The Victims of Extreme Poverty, inaugurated that day, were engraved the words: Wherever men and women are condemned to live in extreme poverty, human... Read more
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La misère n’est pas une fatalité

Key principles for engaging with people living in poverty Before joining the literacy program, my life had a bitter taste. I did not recognize numbers. To wake my children up for school, I relied on the position of the sun. I sold eggs at the market place and asked my husband to count how much I had earned. These difficult situations prompted me... Read more
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« Making Human Rights work for people living in extreme poverty »

‘‘We must all work together to advance the rights of those living in extreme poverty and ensure that their voices are heard and their dignity respected.’’ Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights (2008-2014). In 2012 the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted... Read more
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Daring to learn from people in extreme poverty

More frequently around the world, we hear people living in precarious situations say, as one man from Burkina Faso told us, “Even in extreme poverty, a person has ideas. If these ideas are not acknowledged, people sink even further into poverty.” All people, regardless of their living conditions, look at the world, experience the world... Read more
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