Overcoming Extreme Poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/ en 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="https://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 https://overcomingpoverty.org Getting young people involved, for the well-being and development of our country http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/getting-young-people-involved-for-the-well-being-and-development-of-our-country <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/getting-young-people-involved-for-the-well-being-and-development-of-our-country"><img src="https://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/rdc_2_2.thumbnail.jpg" alt="rdc_2_2.jpg" title="rdc_2_2.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p align="justify"><em>A Nous l&rsquo;Avenir</em> (The Future is Ours) is a coalition of nine organisations for young people aged 15 to 30, set up in 2009 to facilitate the exchange of ideas between them. The aim is that young people should work together in an atmosphere of trust, free from discrimination on the grounds of race or sex, allowing them to find for themselves solutions to the problems which concern them.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/getting-young-people-involved-for-the-well-being-and-development-of-our-country" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People's Stories Letter to Friends Wed, 05 May 2021 15:44:56 +0000 Marina 13182 at https://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="https://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 https://overcomingpoverty.org “The cooperative preserves our dignity” http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-cooperative-preserves-our-dignity <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-cooperative-preserves-our-dignity"><img src="https://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/liban_2_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="liban_2.jpg" title="liban_2.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p align="justify">Beitouna, a not-for-profit organisation founded by the residents of Nabaa, Beirut, celebrates the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, organising a street library, meetings with parents and a cooperative.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-cooperative-preserves-our-dignity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People's Stories Letter to Friends Wed, 05 May 2021 15:50:52 +0000 Marina 13186 at https://overcomingpoverty.org “I want my daughter to be like you when she’s grown up: someone who is active and educated.” http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/i-want-my-daughter-to-be-like-you-when-she-s-grown-up-someone-who-is-active-and-educated <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/i-want-my-daughter-to-be-like-you-when-she-s-grown-up-someone-who-is-active-and-educated"><img src="https://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/tunisie_2.thumbnail.jpg" alt="tunisie_2.jpg" title="tunisie_2.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p>After the Jasmine Revolution of 14th January 2011 in Tunisia, the government actively encouraged people to create organisations and engage with vulnerable people to help improve their living conditions. And so, in August 2011, with a group of young agronomists, we created the Association Sources et Horizons in the city of Aïn Draham, working to improve the economic and social conditions of its inhabitants.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/i-want-my-daughter-to-be-like-you-when-she-s-grown-up-someone-who-is-active-and-educated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> People's Stories Letter to Friends Wed, 05 May 2021 15:48:06 +0000 Marina 13184 at https://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="https://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 https://overcomingpoverty.org It is a joy to be connected with all friends who are struggling http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/it-is-a-joy-to-be-connected-with-all-friends-who-are-struggling <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/it-is-a-joy-to-be-connected-with-all-friends-who-are-struggling"><img src="https://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 style="text-align:justify">Dear Friends, Thank you very much for the news on Letters to Friends the last edition. It is very moving and inspiring to see the efforts people take in difficult times despite the handy-caps the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity here in Kenya continue to help the marginalized girls, women and young boys.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/it-is-a-joy-to-be-connected-with-all-friends-who-are-struggling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letters from our Readers Fri, 15 Jan 2021 16:09:58 +0000 Marina 13145 at https://overcomingpoverty.org Unveiling the Hidden Dimensions of Poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/unveiling-the-hidden-dimensions-of-poverty <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/unveiling-the-hidden-dimensions-of-poverty"><img src="https://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/perso_seul12_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="perso_seul12.jpg" title="perso_seul12.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p><span>ATD Fourth World, in partnership with Oxford University, conducted a participatory international research project called &ldquo;The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty&rdquo;. The project took place in six countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, France, Tanzania, the United Kingdom and the United States.</span></p> Letter to Friends around the World Letter to Friends Thu, 14 Jan 2021 09:01:18 +0000 Marina 13139 at https://overcomingpoverty.org An ambitious, brave, and innovative project! http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/an-ambitious-brave-and-innovative-project <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/an-ambitious-brave-and-innovative-project"><img src="https://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/carte_ok_1.thumbnail.jpg" alt="carte_ok.jpg" title="carte_ok.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p style="text-align:justify">Everywhere in the world, men, women, and children show tremendous bravery and resourcefulness to survive in extremely harsh conditions. Do we realize these people who are confronted to the wall of misery, see beyond it, and reflect on the world? Are they credited with the intelligence, the capacity for reflexion, and the knowledge necessary to design projects, policies, and community building initiatives required by the challenges humanity is facing in our times?</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/an-ambitious-brave-and-innovative-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letter to Friends around the World Tue, 12 Jan 2021 10:13:18 +0000 Marina 13129 at https://overcomingpoverty.org The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-hidden-dimensions-of-poverty <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attached" style="width: 150px;"><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-hidden-dimensions-of-poverty"><img src="https://overcomingpoverty.org/sites/default/files/images/diagramme_site_internet.thumbnail.jpg" alt="diagramme_site_internet.jpg" title="diagramme_site_internet.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <p align="justify">&laquo;&thinsp;End poverty in all its forms everywhere&rdquo; is the overarching goal of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development<sup><a href="#sdfootnote1sym" name="sdfootnote1anc"><sup>1</sup></a></sup>. In order to achieve it, it is necessary to consider other dimensions, beyond monetary ones, when thinking about poverty.</p> <p><a href="http://overcomingpoverty.org/article/the-hidden-dimensions-of-poverty" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Letter to Friends around the World Tue, 12 Jan 2021 09:45:57 +0000 Marina 13127 at https://overcomingpoverty.org