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“Always being on the receiving end becomes a source of shame.  Being able to give is an honor, because a gift represents a sharing of love and respect.”

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Sharing Culture in a Humanitarian Emergency

Sharing Culture in a Humanitarian Emergency

On June 3, the Fuego volcano awoke with violence, wreaking havoc on the lives of thousands of people in the wake of its eruption. This misfortune mobilized national and international initiatives and appeals.

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World Day for Overcoming Poverty at UN in New York

“Ending poverty is not a matter of charity but a question of justice.”

UN Secretary-General António Guterres stated that poverty is a question of justice and human rights in his message to the world for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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Unsung Defenders of Human Rights: People Who Live in Extreme Poverty

Unsung Defenders of Human Rights: People Who Live in Extreme Poverty

"Human rights form a single entity composed of indivisible principles: if one right is neglected, all the others are jeopardized. This is why extreme poverty, destitution and famine are the most reprehensible of all violations. Human rights are not only the concern of governments, but of the international community as a whole and of individuals and populations."

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Challenging Negative Stereotypes

Challenging Negative Stereotypes

ATD Fourth World, in partnership with artist and photographer Eva Sajovic, is proud to present The Roles We Play: A Model of Genuine Participation. This new film traces the course of the project over the last decade and its attempts to provide a forum for people with experience of poverty to challenge the widespread negative stereotypes of their lives.

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October 17 Interviews at UN in Geneva Highlight Connection between Poverty and Human Rights.

October 17 Interviews at UN in Geneva Highlight Connection between Poverty and Human Rights

This year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty commemoration took the form of a series of interviews conducted in a public space at the UN in Geneva. In the style of a TV talk show, an interviewer addressed questions to three different groups of guests.

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