The Letter to Friends around the World exists in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
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Children push us and engage us

In Madrid, the children of the Tapori Ventilla group heard their mothers talking vividly to each other. They were talking about the European Social Charter. But what is this charter? The children decided to find out more. It is not easy to understand a text written for adults, but they decided not to give up: if you don’t know the rights,... Read more
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Together, we can give our world a sustainable future. Let’s dare to take up the challenge!

On 17 October 2018, many of you once again came together to celebrate "The World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty" and to make visible the efforts of all those committed to saying no to poverty throughout the year. In this Letter we present some of the feedback we received from around the world. We share also extracts of testimonies... 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 In the stores here, most of the groceries are out of date.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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