The Letter to Friends around the World exists in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.
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It was my parents' courage that kept us going.

At Ouagadougou, Fatimata's words resounded "We often had nothing to eat, even in the evening. But we still went to school nevertheless. I know it was my parents' courage that kept us going. Otherwise it would've been impossible." That was last March, at one of the international seminars where members of the ATD Fourth World... Read more
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What do you have to say to us?

The financial, environmental and social crises affecting our world have very serious consequences for people living in the most disregarded places on the planet. They pay a heavy price every day: at the same time their access to basic rights is lessening and suspicions about them are growing. They are even criticised for fighting to survive and... Read more
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Talk without fear and finally reflect together

In a world confronted with so many challenges, there is one resource that remains untapped: the know-how of people who are resisting extreme poverty and trying with all their might to protect their children from its effects. Their history of resistance is founded on their sense of dignity. They have inherited it from those who have preceded them... Read more
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"As though we were wiped off the face of the earth"

Extreme poverty is violence - Breaking the silence - Pathways towards peace constitutes both the core and the overriding theme of research undertaken by ATD Fourth World in 25 countries. For three years, people living in extreme poverty and academics worked together to share their knowledge of and their understanding of poverty. Their conclusions... Read more
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"Creating spaces for learning together"

When people living in poverty are deprived of the opportunity to meet people from the opposite end of the social spectrum, extreme poverty is the result. It is therefore vital that we all seek to forge such opportunities so that we can all benefit from the experience and the knowledge of the most disadvantaged. Failing to do so, and thus falling... Read more
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