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A Fourth World People’s University at the European Parliament

On February 6th 2019, citizens living in poverty in nine European countries will meet with the European Parliament for a dialogue on poverty policy. Since 1989, ATD Fourth World has partnered, most often with the European Economic and Social Committee, to organize the European Fourth World People’s University every two years.

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Never Again Without You: A Radical Paradigm Shift in Poverty Research

Never Again Without You: A Radical Paradigm Shift in Poverty Research

In May, ATD Fourth World will announce the results of a major international research project on “Determining the Dimensions of Poverty and How to Measure Them”. This research, conducted in partnership with Oxford University, includes perspectives from people who live in poverty in each of the six countries studied.

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A Book a Week in Naag Buuden, Burkina Faso

A Book a Week in Naag Buuden, Burkina Faso

ATD Fourth World Volunteer Corps member Sylvain Lestien describes how he reaches out through a book lending program to children who live in the street and other families in poverty.

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Newsletter January 2019 – ATD Tanzania

Newsletter January 2019 – ATD Tanzania

People living in poverty in Tanzania talk about dangerous work in a rock quarry, distrust and unequal treatment, and how they want to help develop better programs to overcome poverty.

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The United Nations Challenges the UK's 'Mean-Spirited' Policies

The United Nations Challenges the UK's 'Mean-Spirited' Policies

“I have never known such fear, uncertainty, trauma, panic, numbness and surrealism. I feel trapped in a parallel universe. Did the marginalised in 1930s Europe feel like this?? Every word out of our mouths is ignored or twisted and misconstrued.”

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Haiti - Still Facing the Impossible, Together

Haiti - Still Facing the Impossible, Together

“Haiti must show the world that the strength of its people will surpass the poverty holding them back.” Joseph Wresinski spoke these words the day after his first trip to Haiti in 1981.

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