A useful tool in the fight against extreme poverty

Having helped coordinate the international programme of collaborative research that culminated in the publication of The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty report, I can attest the great lengths to which the researchers went in order to ensure that the results were of the highest quality, despite the difficulties they sometimes faced.For three years,... Find out more

Those taking action are calling for us to join them

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;... Find out more

“The cooperative preserves our dignity”

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. The cooperative was launched in 2006, at a time when large numbers of refugees were arriving in Lebanon from southern Libya.... Find out more

“I want my daughter to be like you when she’s grown up: someone who is active and educated.”

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... Find out more

Getting young people involved, for the well-being and development of our country

A Nous l’Avenir (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... Find out more

Stories of poverty told by children

For three years, the organisation MATI took part in ATD Fourth World and Oxford University’s international participatory research study on The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty. 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... Find out more

Unveiling the Hidden Dimensions of Poverty

ATD Fourth World, in partnership with Oxford University, conducted a participatory international research project called “The Hidden Dimensions of Poverty”. The project took place in six countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, France, Tanzania, the United Kingdom and the United States. Find out more

Maintaining positive connections and taking care of others

The training course on «social and cultural mediation» was created in Bangui, in the Central African Republic in 2016, following the idea «Let’s encourage young people who are already involved in their community to develop their care of the most fragile, with research and learning methods which enable us to achieve what we... Find out more

I feel humbled to have known these families

I am now a consultant in a College of Social Work in Mumbai. I first started as a community organizer and then as social worker, working in an urban slum with grass root communities of different religions and caste, particularly the schedule caste of “cobblers”. The  mothers were domestic workers in the ‘well to do’... Find out more

We don’t want the world to stay the same!

Like other people in the world, migrating from the countryside to the city, Sandra arrived at the «El Paraíso” neighborhood in the suburbs of Ciudad Bolivar with her family. It is a neighborhood at the top of a hill, without basic services, and with no means of communication or transport. At the age of nine, Sandra became a delegate at... Find out more