Overcoming Extreme Poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/ en 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> <h4>Gideon Adeyeni, 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.</p> <p> &nbsp;</h4> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/reflections-on-the-hidden-dimensions-of-poverty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Poverty & Human Rights Testimonies 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 Poster for 17 October 2021 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/poster-for-17-october-2021 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/poster-for-17-october-2021"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/postersquare.thumbnail.jpg" alt="postersquare.jpg" title="postersquare.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><strong>World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty 2021&nbsp;</strong> :</p> <h2><em><strong>Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting all People and our Planet</strong></em></h2> <p>Download here the<strong> internationale poster</strong> on .pdf</p> <p>high definition 5.6 Mo<br /> low definition 1.2 Mo</p> Mobilisation Tools October 17 Thu, 08 Jul 2021 15:27:09 +0000 Marina 13231 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Some activities considered to celebrate October 17, 2021 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/some-activities-considered-to-celebrate-october-17-2021 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/some-activities-considered-to-celebrate-october-17-2021"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/planterdesarbres_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="planterdesarbres.jpg" title="planterdesarbres.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p align="justify"><strong>To continue the mobilization for the planet</strong></p> <p>- <em>&ldquo;we can organize some activities like: </em><em>e</em><em>xperience sharing sessions with the climate-change affected poor people in the Brahmaputra Char Basin. Children&rsquo;s drawing sessions and story writing about relationships between climate change and poverty. Organizing online webinars with academics and social workers.&rdquo;</em> (Bangladesh)</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/some-activities-considered-to-celebrate-october-17-2021" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobilisation Tools October 17 Thu, 01 Jul 2021 07:57:13 +0000 Marina 13213 at http://overcomingpoverty.org In May 1981, the Extreme Poverty and Exclusion in Africa seminar http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/in-may-1981-the-extreme-poverty-and-exclusion-in-africa-seminar <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/in-may-1981-the-extreme-poverty-and-exclusion-in-africa-seminar"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/2021-06-07-peps-artsi_2-cjw-slide_hdeville-cjw_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="2021-06-07-peps-artsi_2-cjw-slide_hdeville-cjw.jpg" title="2021-06-07-peps-artsi_2-cjw-slide_hdeville-cjw.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify">In May 1981, the Extreme Poverty and Exclusion in Africa seminar brought together 60 participants. They represented numerous countries, including 14 countries from Africa. The seminar took place at the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning in Paris.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/in-may-1981-the-extreme-poverty-and-exclusion-in-africa-seminar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Initiatives for Change Joseph Wresinski Wed, 30 Jun 2021 16:27:11 +0000 Marina 13209 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Consultation for the choice of the theme of 17 October 2021 http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/consultation-for-the-choice-of-the-theme-of-17-october-2021 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/consultation-for-the-choice-of-the-theme-of-17-october-2021"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/theme2021en.thumbnail.jpg" alt="theme2021en.jpg" title="theme2021en.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p align="justify">The proposed Themes are</p> <p align="justify">&nbsp;Theme 1: <strong>Building Back Better by Breaking the Cycle of Intergenerational Poverty.</strong></p> <p align="justify">&nbsp;Theme 2: <strong>Building Together a World Respectful of People and Planet by Ending Persistent Poverty</strong></p> <p><em><strong>The theme finally chosen with UN</strong></em></p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/consultation-for-the-choice-of-the-theme-of-17-october-2021" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobilisation Tools October 17 Fri, 07 May 2021 09:30:31 +0000 Marina 13196 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Stories of poverty told by children http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/stories-of-poverty-told-by-children <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/stories-of-poverty-told-by-children"><img src="http://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/bengladesh__1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="bengladesh_.jpg" title="bengladesh_.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>For three years, the organisation MATI took part in ATD Fourth World and Oxford University&rsquo;s international participatory research study on <a href="https://www.atd-fourthworld.org/who-decides-how-we-define-poverty/"><u>The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty</u></a>. Of the 165 million inhabitants in Bangladesh in 2020, more than 40% were children. According to the latest UNICEF report, 56% of children live below poverty level. Child labourers, children with disabilities and native children are among those who only rarely have access to education.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/stories-of-poverty-told-by-children" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People's Stories Letter to Friends Wed, 05 May 2021 15:41:06 +0000 Marina 13180 at http://overcomingpoverty.org Those taking action are calling for us to join them http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/those-taking-action-are-calling-for-us-to-join-them <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/those-taking-action-are-calling-for-us-to-join-them"><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 align="justify">Recently, in Port-au-Prince, Mary-Love enrolled in a primary school. A 16 year-old, Mary-Love has hardly ever attended school; she has spent her childhood courageously helping her mother to support their family, which has been severely affected by deprivation and gang violence in her area. At the enrolment centre, Mary-Love had to defend herself; her motivations were called into question! This young, tenacious girl reminded me of Nathalie, a 17-year-old mother living in France whose daughter was admitted to hospital. Nathalie stayed at the hospital with her daughter.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/those-taking-action-are-calling-for-us-to-join-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letter to Friends around the World Letter to Friends Wed, 05 May 2021 15:53:53 +0000 Marina 13188 at http://overcomingpoverty.org