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STOP POVERTY: A Message from the President of ATD Fourth World Cassam Uteem

What if we lived in a society without poverty and social exclusion? What if everyone who sees poverty as inevitable decided to speak out and do something concrete to end it?

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Summer Adventures Give Young People a New Perspective

Summer Adventures Give Young People a New Perspective

Mountain climbing, sharing international foods, and discussing gender in a safe space were all activities that young people in ATD’s Dynamo project enjoyed last summer. Djynamo promotes encounters among young people in Europe that break through the isolation created by poverty.

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The Journey from Outcast to Activist: It Starts With “A Seed in the Heart” | Diana Skelton

The Journey from Outcast to Activist

“When we got into the room with Dr. Martin Luther King, it was like talking to someone with an aura around him. It was all in his eyes. But did we hold our heads down? No! And we said to him: 'We want respect.'” — Jean Stallings

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Slogans Are No Longer Enough

Slogans Are No Longer Enough

Quezon City/Manila, August 2016. NGOs gather to strengthen advocacy efforts on environment and poverty issues. We witness the destruction of mountains and forests . We see people suffering and giant corporations that profit. In the Philippines, 26% of the population lives in poverty, 9.2% in extreme poverty.

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From Stranger to Neighbour: Building Peace in Fearful Times

From Stranger to Neighbour

Written in close collaboration with people living in poverty around the world, Understanding the Violence of Poverty looks at the many kinds of violence they experience. This excerpt describes the ATD Fourth World People’s University, held in many countries.

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Access to Primary School Education For Children Living in Extreme Poverty - ATD Tanzania

Access to Primary School Education For Children Living in Extreme Poverty - ATD Tanzania

“Education helps me to reach my goals. Education is liberating for my life, for my family and for my community”. A primary school child, Kinondoni Report Executive Summary Background Primary school education is one of the building blocks of life.

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