17 October Across the World in Photographs

Thirty years of the 17 October World Day for the Eradication of Poverty were widely commemorated in many countries around the world with often exceptional events. Everywhere people who live in situations of poverty and exclusion were able to express themselves through a testimony, discussion, a play, or song.

Below is a photographic presentation of some of these moments that were so rich in emotion, unity and solidarity.

In Canada

In Burkina Faso

March to the Fourth World African Stone in Manega, 17 October 2017.
A Fourth World activist speaks in front of the African Stone.
Conference debate in Ouagadougou: “The revolutionary contribution of Joseph Wresinski in the fight against extreme poverty”.

In the Ivory Coast

In Tanzania

In Guatemala

Tribute to the 13 Ambassadors of Peace, who have changed the Rose of Peace every 17 October since 2014, as a sign of their contribution to peace in the heart of situations of extreme poverty.

In Bolivia

In Peru

In Ireland (Dublin)

Launch of 17 Boats of Hope created by schoolchildren in front of the memorial to the Great Famine and of the boats that gave passage to famine survivors to far away lands.

In France

The play, “A People’s Eyes Open” with 50 actors, professionals and amateurs, of all ages and from different regions of France.
The Village of Initiatives, Paris, 14/15 October 2017
Choir, Trocadero, Paris.

In Belgium

In Switzerland

The theatre performance of “Hidden Colours” that traveled in Switzerland and France.

In the Philippines (Manila)

Feature Photo at top of this article:  Gathering at the Commemorative Stone, Dublin, Ireland, 17 October 2017.