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Invisible Labour

Being respectful of both people and the planet is one of ATD Fourth World’s priorities. Ever since its origins in a camp set up for homeless people outside Paris in the late 1950’s, ATD has called attention to the ways in which families living in extreme poverty manage to survive. Often they do not hold traditional jobs. So it’s easy to miss the many ways that they actually do work hard every day to live in a dignified manner in their community.

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“Amani” – Peace | Video

“Amani” – Peace | Video

In September 2016, ATD Fourth World and the University of Oxford launched a three-year participatory research project to examine and expand indicators that are used to measure poverty. This video, made in August 2017, presents the beginning of the project and the work of peer groups (from similar environments) in Tanzania.

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The General’s Niece: New Biography of Genevieve de Gaulle

The General’s Niece: New Biography of Genevieve de Gaulle

This book, recently published in the United States, has several chapters based on interviews with members of ATD Fourth World’s Volunteer Corps who worked closely with this remarkable woman during the many years she supported ATD’s struggle against extreme poverty.

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“In the Middle of Filth, Fighting for the Hope of Dignity”

“In the Middle of Filth, Fighting for the Hope of Dignity”

This is the third in a series of videos about the life of Mary Rabagliati, one of the first volunteers to join Joseph Wresinski in founding what would become ATD Fourth World.

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Recycling Becomes Big Business, Displacing Informal Workers in Spain

Recycling Becomes Big Business, Displacing Informal Workers in Spain

This article is based on an interview that took place on 27th March, 2017 with Antonio Jimenez Gabarre (Toni), ATD Fourth World activist in Madrid, Spain. He has spoken out on rights, liberties, and the ambitions that he has for himself and for all people and communities in society.

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Unemployed, but Longing to Work

Unemployed, but Longing to Work

For the week of May 1 ATD featured articles about its economic development projects that focus on people living in extreme poverty who are not part of the traditional world of work. These articles demonstrate the kinds of programmes and conditions needed to benefit those in extreme poverty.

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