What is ATD Fourth World

Who we are

Poverty is violence, and it threatens the inherent dignity of those who endure it.

ATD Fourth World

ATD (All Together in Dignity) Fourth World is an international movement of solidarity. Work among and in collaboration with the most excluded families worldwide.  Founded in 1957 by Joseph Wresinski, ATD Fourth World brings together women and men from all cultures and social classes and is active in over 30 countries.

ATD Fourth World is an international non-governmental organization with no religious or political affiliation. We work along side and in collaboration with people in poverty. We believe that a world without poverty is possiable.