Overcoming Extreme Poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/ en Enthousiastic young environmentalists in Nigeria http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/enthousiastic-young-environmentalists-in-nigeria <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/enthousiastic-young-environmentalists-in-nigeria"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/osungreennigeria3.thumbnail.jpg" alt="osungreennigeria3.jpg" title="osungreennigeria3.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify">On Saturday 24th July, 2021, I joined a group of young environmentalists and environmental enthusiasts for the Osun Green Hangout held at the Deutsches Haus, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/enthousiastic-young-environmentalists-in-nigeria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters from our Readers Tue, 31 Aug 2021 14:28:15 +0000 Marina 13330 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Words for October 17 th 2021 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/words-for-october-17-th-2021 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/words-for-october-17-th-2021"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/davao3_fb.thumbnail.png" alt="davao3_fb.png" title="davao3_fb.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p align="center"><span style="color:#ff8c00"><strong>&nbsp;Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting all People and our Planet</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify">The World Bank points out that for millions of people, the COVID-19 crisis will not be a short-lived phenomenon. In 2019, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights made the same observation regarding the upcoming climate crises. He stressed that &ldquo;climate change threatens to undo the progress made in poverty reduction over the past 50 years.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/words-for-october-17-th-2021" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobilisation Tools October 17 Fri, 20 Aug 2021 12:11:11 +0000 Hajar (France) 13313 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Children affected by COVID-19 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/children-affected-by-covid-19 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/children-affected-by-covid-19"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/default-image-refuser.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Refuser la misère" title="Refuser la misère" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>Most of the families affected / infected by covid-19 encountered heavy losses such as death of loved ones, job loss, micro , small business closed down, suicides, This has been affected by heavy trauma on children which is beyond poverty.<br /> So oct 17th movement we would go in for survey of children and families for finding ways to help them.</p> <p>Michael Hubert, Shabnam-resources, Inde</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/director-of-shabnam-resources-awarded-for-his-work-in-education-and-childrens-welfare" title="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/director-of-shabnam-resources-awarded-for-his-work-in-education-and-childrens-welfare">http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/director-of-shabnam-resources-award...</a></p> Letters from our Readers Thu, 19 Aug 2021 15:21:15 +0000 Hajar (France) 13310 at http://overcomingpoverty.org The "Hidden dimensions of poverty" report helps us to position ourselves http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-hidden-dimensions-of-poverty-report-helps-us-to-position-ourselves <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-hidden-dimensions-of-poverty-report-helps-us-to-position-ourselves"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/pic_of_anita_ahuja__0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="pic_of_anita_ahuja_.jpg" title="pic_of_anita_ahuja_.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify">I have been working since the last 20 years with waste pickers on the landfill site, in New Delhi. It is the capital of India, and we are actually sitting on a mountain of garbage. So there are thousands of waste pickers involved, in the landfill site and the city, cleaning up, picking up, without any medical protection in the sense like gloves and masks, or any equipment. They are doing everything with their bare hands.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-hidden-dimensions-of-poverty-report-helps-us-to-position-ourselves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People's Stories Tue, 17 Aug 2021 11:21:02 +0000 Kysly (France) 13303 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Real stories from children on the theme of October 17 th, 2021 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/real-stories-from-children-on-the-theme-of-october-17-th-2021 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/real-stories-from-children-on-the-theme-of-october-17-th-2021"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/lt-433-fr.thumbnail.jpg" alt="lt-433-fr.jpg" title="lt-433-fr.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify">This Tapori letter n &deg; 433 for the month of August 2021 offers you true stories of children from the Central African Republic, France, Mauritius, Burkina Faso and Senegal. It shows how children remain sensitive to what is happening around the world, including environmental, health, education and children&#39;s rights, issues related to the theme of October 17 th this year.</p> Mobilisation Tools October 17 Wed, 11 Aug 2021 18:09:08 +0000 Hajar (France) 13291 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Seela John Sainyeye - Webinar at High Level Political Forum 2021 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/seela-john-sainyeye-webinar-at-high-level-political-forum-2021 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/seela-john-sainyeye-webinar-at-high-level-political-forum-2021"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/photo_video_ang.thumbnail.png" alt="photo_video_ang.png" title="photo_video_ang.png" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify">Seela John Sainyeye, Coordinator of Women Empowerment and Gender Equality at the Pilot Light Development Organization in Arusha, Tanzania speaking at ATD Fourth World&#39;s Webinar - Addressing the tensions between extreme poverty and environmental conservation: grassroots voices and solutions.</p> Mobilisation Tools October 17 Mon, 09 Aug 2021 16:07:13 +0000 Hajar (France) 13282 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Concept note 17 October 2021 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/concept-note-17-october-2021 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/concept-note-17-october-2021"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/pajarito_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="pajarito.jpg" title="pajarito.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p align="justify">The COVID-19 pandemic that gripped the world during the past year has resulted in over 3.7 million deaths and is reversing decades of progress in the fight against poverty and extreme poverty. According to the World Bank report on &ldquo;Projected poverty impacts of COVID-19, &#39;&#39;between 71 to 100 million people are being pushed into poverty as a result of the crisis, with the majority of the new extreme poor being found in South Asian and Sub-Saharan countries where poverty rates are already high&#39;&#39;.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/concept-note-17-october-2021" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobilisation Tools October 17 Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:23:40 +0000 Marina 13264 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Reflections on ‘The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty’ http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/reflections-on-the-hidden-dimensions-of-poverty <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/reflections-on-the-hidden-dimensions-of-poverty"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/gideonadeyeni.thumbnail.jpg" alt="gideonadeyeni.jpg" title="gideonadeyeni.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p align="justify"><strong>Gideon, A., himself from a poor background, is now a researcher in his country, Nigeria. He is very active in various social and environmental justice movements, including ATD Fourth World, through the Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty, and Africans Rising, a collective of associations, social movements and individuals committed to peace, justice and dignity. These are his reflections on the hidden dimensions of poverty.</strong> </p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/reflections-on-the-hidden-dimensions-of-poverty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People's Stories Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:00:38 +0000 Marina 13252 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Videos to reflect on the Theme 2021 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/videos-to-reflect-on-the-theme-2021 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/videos-to-reflect-on-the-theme-2021"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/video_uvira_1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="video_uvira.jpg" title="video_uvira.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <h2><em><strong>Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting all People and our Planet</strong></em></h2> <p style="text-align:justify">This year&#39;s theme followed on and deepened the different ideas and reflections raised last year on social and environmental justice. People who experience poverty were able to express very strongly that there is only one justice, and that it is both social and environmental. </p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/videos-to-reflect-on-the-theme-2021" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Toolbox October 17 Tue, 20 Jul 2021 14:22:29 +0000 Marina 13250 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting all People and our Planet http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/building-forward-together-ending-persistent-poverty-respecting-all-people-and-our-planet <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/building-forward-together-ending-persistent-poverty-respecting-all-people-and-our-planet"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/oiseau_2.thumbnail.jpg" alt="oiseau.jpg" title="oiseau.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <h3><strong>October 17 is the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty.</strong> It has been commemorated since 1987, the year when, at the call of Joseph Wresinski, thousands of people from all walks of life gathered at the Plaza of Liberties and Human Rights in Paris, to affirm that:</h3> <h3><span style="color:#0000ff">&ldquo;<em>Wherever men and women are condemned to live in extreme poverty, human rights are violated. To come together to ensure that these rights be respected is our solemn duty.</em>&rdquo;</span></h3> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/building-forward-together-ending-persistent-poverty-respecting-all-people-and-our-planet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobilisation Tools October 17 Thu, 08 Jul 2021 15:17:34 +0000 Marina 13229 at http://overcomingpoverty.org