Closeness of dates between the World Day and Eid-ul-Adha

On the occasion of this year's World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, members and friends of ATD Fourth World, especially in Senegal, have highlighted the closeness of dates between the World Day and Eid-ul-Adha. In several countries, our Muslim friends who celebrate 17 October tell us how important it is for them to celebrate both of these... Read more
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Presentation of International Theme for October 17, 2012

 Ending the Violence of Extreme Poverty: Promoting empowerment and building peace "When you get up in the morning and don’t know where to go, with nothing to feed your children, that is violence. When you have to fight others to defend the little you own, that is violence.” A mother from Haiti Extreme poverty destroys the... Read more
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October 17, 2011 : the reports

See what happened on October 17th, 2011 ... Choose a country from the list: Canada : First echos from New Market The Philippines : Some photos of the event at Rizal Park Poland : Some photos from Kielce Switzerland : Excerpt of an interview on the UN Radio website. The United States : Observance of the International Day for the   ... Read more
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Theme for October 17, 2011

People living in extreme poverty face greater exposure to difficult and dangerous environments, yet have less means to cope with the consequences. They often live in polluted areas or those prone to natural disasters and the effects of climate change, be it floods, drought or landslides. They cannot claim their rights, such as healthcare,... Read more
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