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Warsaw, Kielce - Quarta 17 Outubro 2018 - Marking the World Day in Poland

In Poland, cultural events to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty were held in Kielce and in Warsaw. The main purpose of these events was to draw attention to the existence of poverty and social exclusion, and to emphasize the need for solidarity and friendship with people affected by poverty, so as to work together to successfully overcome poverty.

In Warsaw, a theatre drama performed by people who were homeless was organised by the Oratory Theatre, the Homeless Theatre and ATD Fourth World at the Oratorium Theatre. The performance, directed by Anna Szufa, was an adaptation of Marta Guśniowska's play, "A Fairy Tale about an Enchanted Teapot", a humorous story about the need for self-fulfilment. The Homeless Theatre is a project in which homeless people take part in theatrical activities, and is organized in cooperation with the Warsaw Oratorium Theatre.

After the play, the audience members met with the actors and viewed the exhibition, "Hear the Fourth World", which presented the international activity of the ATD Fourth World movement, and took part in a joint artistic project entitled "Thinking about tomorrow."

We share here with you some photographs from these events.

In addition, a conference entitled "Society without the Poor" was held at the Staszic Palace at which the participants talked about the social consequences of poverty and discussed how to combat it effectively.

In Kielce, people who were homeless, representatives of the city authority, employees of the Municipal Centre for Family Assistance, representatives of social services and volunteers paid tribute to people who are resisting poverty all over the world. The participants visited places of significance to the issue of poverty, such as the Human Rights Board and the Homeless Cross next to the PKP railway building.

After common prayers in front of the cross, on which small wooden boards with the names of deceased homeless people were placed, the participants visited the Senior Club at 3 Urzędnicza Street where a Mass was held for the people in poverty and social issues were discussed.

A video (in Polish) of the event can be viewed below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UWy7SJPUJ4&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0gXl6QSt3bIvB3m5QOFEULL-j5_JdRdi3qWoELkyMvDRir-TKDcJLzMLY

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Warsaw, Kielce
Polónia

Bangkok - Quarta 17 Outubro 2018 - Understanding Poverty, the Informal Economy, Social Business and the SDGs

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In English and THAI languages

Dialogue at the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Different topics were discussed such as:
-What is extreme poverty from a multidimensional perspective,
-Frugal innovation, social business and the SDGs,
-Resilience and adaptability of the poor and the strength of the informal economy.

Mrs Khun Nok who grew up in a family of farmers experiencing poverty shared about her 20 years of experience as street vendor. Followed a question and answer time:

"I am from the province, my parents are rice farmers. We experienced obstacles. As our income was low, our parents could not afford to send us to secondary school and these things prevented us to go where we wanted to go. For me what defines poverty is having the ability but lacking the opportunity.

When I finished primary school I moved to Bangkok, to look for a job, knowledge and experience. I had a goal in life and wanted to have what the others have : I want to have an education, I want to have opportunities. I did everything to get money in order to go to school. If I was hired to wash the dishes, to cook food, I would take the job, so that I could access education like other people and improve my life. I would attend class and then I would go to work in the evening.
I learned from the jobs, from the experiences and it allowed me to progress. I looked for ways and I started to train myself in sales. For this you need to set a goal, have a service mind, want the consumers to get quality products, be sincere with them, give them quality service. You must know your customers, know what they want, in what season you can provide which products, and in so doing you will reach your goal to know your customers.

Today, I don’t have much income and there is hardship for me still, but I want a better life for my children, I want them to be able to have education like others, good jobs, and live well.

My message to people in poverty is don’t think that you are underprivileged but try to find a way to break through from that state and show others what you can do."

With Yunus Center @ AIT, Faculty of Social Administration Thammasat University, AIT Student Union and ATD Thailand. Grateful thanks also to the friends who assisted us with great technical skills: Pi Gop, Delora and Connor, Yunus Center staff and the impressive translation of Ajarn Sasee.

Oct 17 สมาคม เอ.ที.ดี. โลกที่สี่ ยังมีส่วนร่วมพัฒนาและสนับสนุนความริเริ่มเกี่ยวกับวันขจัดความยากไร้สากล ในประเทศไทย

1) เจ้าหน้าที่ของสมาคมเอ.ที.ดี.ฯ ประเทศไทย ร่วมกับ ศูนย์วิจัยยูนูส ที่สถาบันเทคโนโลยีแห่งเอเชีย ได้จัดงาน รวนกันสู่ 0 ความยากจนจากเวลา 13.00. ถึง 16.00. ในวันที่ 17 ตุลาคม 2018 ที่ Korean House, Asian Institute of Technology, รังสิต กรุงเทพ (58 หมู่ 9 ถนนพหลโยธิน ตำบลคลองหนึ่ง อำเภอคลองหลวง จังหวัดปทุมธานี 12120)

ซึ่งกิจกกรมในครั้งนี้จัดขึ้นโดยไม่มีการเก็บค่าใช้จ่ายใดๆทั้งสิ้น เพื่อเปิดโอกาสให้นักเรียน ได้มีความเข้าใจเกี่ยวกับความยากจน เศรษฐกิจนอกระบบ ธุรกิจเพื่อสังคม และ เป้าหมายการพัฒนาที่ยั่งยืน

หัวข้อที่ครอบคลุมได้แก่
อะไรคือความยากจนที่สุด จากหลากหลายมุมมอง (ผู้บรรยาย : สมาคม เอ.ที.ดี.ฯ ประเทศไทย)

นวัตกรรมที่ไม่ฟุ่มเฟือย ธุรกิจเพื่อสังคม และ เป้าหมายการพัฒนาที่ยั่งยืน (ผู้บรรยาย : ศูนย์วิจัยยูนูส)

เหตุการณ์จริงที่เกิดขึ้นจากเศรษฐกิจนอกระบบ (ผู้บรรยายหลัก : คุณ สุรางครรนา คาณธี สมาชิกเครือค่ายแม่ค้าแผงลอยเพื่อการพัฒนาที่ยั่งยืน เธอได้แบ่งปันเรื่องราวของเธอ ในฐานะแม่ค้าแผงลอย เกี่ยวกับสิ่งที่ควรเริ่มทำและสิ่งที่ควรหยุดทำ จากประสปการณ์ของเธอ เป็นเรื่องราวที่ แสดงถึงความกล้าหาญ มีศักดิ์ศรี และวิธีการเครื่อนย้ายที่น่าทึ่ง ที่ทำให้ธุรกิจนี้ยั่งยืน ถึงแม้จะมีอุปสรรคมากมาย เพื่อให้จะไปถึงเป้าหมายสากลของผู้ปกครองทั้งโลก ซึ่งก็คือ การให้ลูกเรามีอนาคตที่ดีกว่า
ความเข้มแข็ง และ ความสามารถในการปรับตัวของคนยากจน และความเข้มแข็งของเศรษฐกิจนอกระบบ (อาจารย์นฤมล นิราทร)

นักเรียน 35 คนเข้าร่วมงาน

ทีมผู้จัดได้รับเกียรติจาก ศ.ดร.ทพญ.ศิริวรรณ สืบนุการณ์ รองอธิการบดีฝ่ายวิจัยและนวัตกรรม มหาวิทยาลัยธรรมศาสตร์ ที่เข้าร่วมกิจกรรมตั้งแต่ต้นจนจบ อาจารย์เป็นกันเองกับผู้ร่วมกิจกรรม และมีส่วนร่วมอย่างกระตือลือล้น นับเป็นเกียรติอย่างยิ่งต่อพวกเราค่ะ

ผู้ร่วมงาน:

- ศูนย์วิจัย (Yunus) ยูนูสในกรุงเทพฯ (สถาบันเทคโนโลยีแห่งเอเซียAIT, 58 หมู่ 9 ถนนพหลโยธิน ตำบลคลองหนึ่ง อำเภอคลองหลวง จังหวัดปทุมธานี 12120)

- คณะสังคมสงเคราะห์ศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยธรรมศาสตร์ (อาจารย์ นฤมล นิราทร, รองประธาน ของมูลนิธิเอ.ที.ดี เพื่อนผู้ยากไร้ ประเทศไทย)

- สมาคมเครือข่ายแม่ค้าแผงลอยประเทศไทยเพื่อการพัฒนาอย่างยั่งยืน

- สหภาพนักเรียนสถาบันเทคโนโลยีแห่งเอเชีย

2) สมาคมเอ.ที.ดี. ฯ ประเทศไทย ร่วมมือกับ FATD Thailand (มูลนิธิเอ.ที.ดี เพื่อนผู้ยากไร้ ประเทศไทย) ซึ่งจัดทำกิจกกรมร่วมกัน

เรื่อง บัตรสวัสดิการแห่งรัฐ กับการเข้าถึงผู้ยากไร้ในวันเสาร์ที่ 20 ตุลาคม 2561 เวลา 9.3012.00 . ณ สำนักงานมูลนิธิ เอ.ที.ดี. เพื่อนผู้ยากไร้ เขตสาทร กรุงเทพฯ เพื่อเป็นการแลกเปลี่ยนเรียนรู้ข้อมูลวิธีการปฏิบัติและกระบวนการเตรียมเอกสารสำหรับการขอใช้สิทธิ์บัตรสวัสดิการแห่งรัฐ แก่ผู้เข้าร่วมประชุม ซึ่งเล็งเห็นว่ากิจกรรมนี้จะเป็นประโยชน์ต่อการทำงานสนับสนุนผู้ยากไร้ และกลุ่มเป้าหมายผู้ด้อยโอกาส

กำหนดการโดยสังเขปมีดังนี้

09.30 – 10.00 . ลงทะเบียนผู้เข้าร่วมกิจกรรม

10.00 – 10.10 . ประธานมูลนิธิ เอ.ที.ดี.ฯ กล่าวต้อนรับผู้เข้าร่วมกิจกรรม

10.10 – 10.30 . กิจกรรมรำลึกเนื่องในวันสากลแห่งการขจัดความยากไร้

10.30 – 11.30 . ประชุมเชิงปฏิบัติการ เรื่อง บัตรสวัสดิการแห่งรัฐ กับการเข้าถึงผู้ยากไร้

โดยวิทยากรจาก กระทรวงพัฒนาสังคมและความมั่นคงของมนุษย์

ขอบคุณ คุณวัลย์ลิกา สรรเสริญชูโชติ

นักพัฒนาสังคมชำนาญการพิเศษ จากกระทรวงพัฒนาสังคมและความมั่นคงของมนุษย์ ส่วนงานศูนย์พักพิงคนไร้ที่พึ่ง กรุงเทพฯ ที่มาให้ความรู้กับผู้เข้าร่วมประชุม เรื่องบัตรสวัสดิการแห่งรัฐและสวัสดิการต่างๆ ของภาครัฐที่จัดไว้ให้ผู้ยากไร้ กลุ่มผู้ด้อยโอกาส ผู้พิการ เด็ก และผู้สูงอายุ

11.30 – 12.00 . ผู้แทนมูลนิธิ เอ.ที.ดี ฯ กล่าวสรุปและปิดงาน

ผู้เข้าร่วมโครงการ 15 ท่าน รวมถึง

- มูลนิธิเอ.ที.ดี เพื่อนผู้ยากไร้ ประเทศไทย

- พี่หนุ่ม ตัวแทนจากชุมชนหลังโรงเรียนศึกษานารี มาพร้อมน้องกอล์ฟ นักศึกษาจิตอาสา จาก มธ

- มูลนิธิพระมหาไถ่เพื่อการพัฒนาคนพิการ

- กัลยาณมิตรจากมูลนิธิพุทธสันติธรรม

ผู้ร่วมงาน:

- กระทรวงพัฒนาสังคมและความมั่นคงของมนุษย์

สามารถดูข้อมูลเพิ่มเติมได้ที่หน้าเฟสบุ๊คของ เอ. ที. ดี. เพื่อนผู้ยากไร้ ประเทศไทย

https://www.facebook.com/fatd.thailand/

กิจกรรมทั้งสองวันที่เกี่ยวเนื่องกับวันขจัดความยากไร้สากล ซึ่งได้ถูกถ่ายทอดสดผ่านเฟสบุ๊ค และสามารถเข้าชมการบันทึกเทปได้

- “รวมกันสู่ ศูนย์ ความยากจน” วันที่ 17 ตุลาคม 2561 ที่ สถาบันเทคโนโลยีแห่งเอเชีย

https://www.facebook.com/ATDThailand/videos/1287534688055167/

- บัตรสวัสดิการแห่งรัฐ กับการเข้าถึงผู้ยากไร้ในวันเสาร์ที่ 20 ตุลาคม 2561 :

https://www.facebook.com/ATDThailand/videos/564263664032162/

Descrição do evento

On the occasion of October 17, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, the SDG TransLab - Yunus Center AIT, the Faculty of Social Administration Thammasat University, and ATD Fourth World invite you, your students and interested colleagues to join them at the Asian Insitute of Technology Campus for an afternoon event on 'Understanding Poverty, the Informal Economy, Social Business and the SDGs'.

Asian Insitute of Technology
Bangkok
Tailândia

New York - Quarta 17 Outubro 2018 - A New Book About October 17 - Until the Sky Turns Silver

When people are invited to an event for the World Day for Overcoming Poverty (October 17), they sometimes ask, “What’s the point of this?” Until the Sky Turns Silver is a new book that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of people preparing for one such event and shows how it influences their lives.

In New York City, Jean Stallings, Marie-Elisabeth Ayassamy, and Diana Skelton spent several years collaborating with people in poverty to prepare commemorations for this day at the United Nations. They drew on these experiences to create a work of fiction that tells the story of a 19-year-old woman living in poverty who is asked to speak on October 17 at the United Nations.

In an Afterword to the novel, Jean explains why this matters:

“On October 17, you get to hear people put all those feelings of hurt and despair aside and to say, ‘I am somebody.’ It is very important. It gives a sense of dignity. One young lady I know, Zena, lived in shelters. She lost a son and carried on. She’s gone through so many things. But she had no high school diploma. The teachers in her children’s school would tell her to help her children with their homework. She said to to them, ‘What about us parents? We want to get an education too.’ Those teachers listened to her and started classes for parents. And Zena today has a high school diploma. I think that a lot of her courage and the empowerment she had to confront teachers came from the many years that she was able to speak out to ambassadors on October 17.”

While some of the characters in Until the Sky Turns Silver live in deep poverty, other characters are diplomats at the United Nations. The authors wanted to explore how people of very different backgrounds can get to know and understand each other through the World Day for Overcoming Poverty. A large gulf separates these characters, and it can be very challenging for them to bridge that gap. One of the book’s reviewers, Janet Nelson, is the former Deputy Director of UNICEF’s Partnership Office in Geneva. She said: “Through the engaging dialogues in this book — dialogues that ring true to me as a former UNICEF staff person who spent time in New York — we are able to listen to new voices, to discover the reality of other peoples’ lives. We are able to follow the fears, the tensions, the misunderstandings, and the new respect that resulted — for most — from the genuine encounters made possible through the work of ATD Fourth World. A book that surprisingly is a page-turner!”

Lucy Mushita, author of Chinongwa, also reviewed the book, saying:

“Until the Sky Turns Silver opens a window into the day-to-day preoccupations of those of us who have had the misfortune of falling into the throes of poverty and/or exclusion. But it is also heart-warming to read about Tanita and her community as they give each other a hand, cook together, laugh together, and struggle to write a speech that they hope will get their message through to the intimidating United Nations ambassadors on the 17th of October. And it is intriguing to see whether Blandine, one of the UN officials, will change her attitude as she gets to know ‘the poor’ as individuals. Another character, Ahmed, travels from Tanzania to New York where he is surprised to discover that American laws can prevent offering shelter to someone not authorised to live in a housing project.

"I must admit that as a Zimbabwean, even though I have lived in Europe, the USA, and Australia for more than thirty years, I still find it baffling that instead of keeping families together as part of a social network, social services have a tendency to separate families. The sometimes patronising attitude adopted by officials towards the less fortunate is beautifully summed up when one character in this book says, ‘There’s a difference between academic knowledge and intelligence.'”

Finally, Donald Lee, President of the International Committee for October 17, commented:

“The authors’ engaging story-telling provides an honest, revealing and, at times, critical observation of current social attitudes to poverty, the daily indignities and discrimination endured by people in poverty, and the challenges faced by people who work alongside them. Joseph Wresinski’soriginal call to action in 1987, which inspired the United Nations to declare October 17 as its International Day, stressed the importance of all people coming together to fight poverty, and to defend the dignity and human rights of people living in poverty.

"This universal message that poverty is not inevitable slowly emerges as the unfolding narrative propels the story’s characters — diplomat, technocrat, academic, volunteers, and people living in poverty alike — toward the October 17 event and personal change.”

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New York
Estados Unidos

Manila - Quarta 17 Outubro 2018 - Commemoration at the Replica of the Stone

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Joined by government agencies and families from poor communities, the National Anti-Poverty Commission led an inspiring commemoration of the 2018 National Week of Overcoming Extreme Poverty, October 17 at the Rizal Park, Manila.

This year’s commemoration was organized in coordination with ATD Fourth World, the UN Development Program, the Manila City government, and the National Parks Development Committee.

We share with you some lovely photos from this memorable World Day to enjoy!

Descrição do evento

On October 17, the commemoration of the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty will be held from 7 am to 12 nn in Rizal Park, Manila.

The program includes:  
-Remarks of by the National Anti-Poverty Commission, the Commission of Human Rights, ATD Fourth World and a keynote speech by Mayor Joseph Estrada,
-Theater performance as a message from communities, with governmental response, testimonies of people with experience of poverty, wreath-laying rites at the commemorative stone, and workshops for adults and children prepared by partners.

The commemoration has been prepared in different stages: 

On October 12, the official unveiling of 4 murals (see below) took place in the Roma Plaza Intramuros. The murals were created by young artists from ATD communities, Museo Pambata's outreach programs, and the NAPC. This was one of the events dedicated to the national commemoration of October 17 - World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, with Museo PambataNational Commission for Culture and the Arts and the National Anti-Poverty Commission.

In the week of October 1 - 7, ATD members held forum meetings in communities to recall the meaning of the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty and to mobilize people to take part in the celebration at the commemorative stone in Ritzal Park, Manila on October 17.

On September 23, children from different backgrounds participated in art workshops in preparation for October 17. They created a collective mural representing the four pillars of an anti-poverty new policy which are:
-democratic governance and people participation;
-rural development and national industrialization;
-human rights-based approach of poverty reduction;
-social protection for all

On August 11, during an art and cultural gathering, youth from six communities from Manila and relocation sites made their own posters with a message for October 17, World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty. The question asked to the youth was « What are you hoping for your community and society ? ». One message reads: "The community to be united and equal in all matters."

It was a great opportunity to know each other better, to discuss with young people about their personal hopes and hopes for a more just society, to learn basics of theater, and to participate in workshops.

Between July and August, adults could gather and express their thoughts about their daily struggles to make ends meet but also what is their hope for future. The topic discussed was the hike in prices of commodities and what effect it has on their families.

Manila
Filipinas

Geneva - Quarta 17 Outubro 2018 - October 17 Interviews at the United Nations in Geneva

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.

Extreme Poverty as a Human Right Violation

Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, addressed the first theme in a videotaped statement: “The greatest problem with many approaches to addressing extreme poverty is that people think that it is the fault of the people themselves – that they are lazy, don’t want to work. If we insist that there is a right to social protection, then it is clear that it is the government’s responsibility to ensure that people can improve their situation.”

Natacha Foucard, from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, asserted that the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights was an important step forward because the Guidelines provide a practical tool for policy-makers.

Janet Nelson, as ATD Fourth World’s Vice-President, agreed, emphasizing that the Guiding Principles help change the way people living in extreme poverty view themselves. They affirm that extreme poverty can be overcome only by addressing the human rights violations that are its cause and consequence. In addition, the Guiding Principles stress how important it is for people in poverty to participate in developing strategies that correspond to the reality of their lives.

Seeing extreme poverty as the result of human rights violations is a revolutionary idea, Ms. Nelson explained, and so it will take time for policies and behaviours to change accordingly. However, impacts of this view can be seen in new strategies from NGOs who used to approach poverty from a charity perspective. In addition, many anti-poverty NGOs now realize that they are not reaching people living in extreme poverty. And countries such as France and Haiti are using the Guiding Principles as references for policy development.

When asked about the leading role that France played in the adoption of the Guiding Principles, the French Ambassador to the UN, His Excellency François Rivasseau, stressed France’s ongoing commitment to human rights. Insisting that “France is committed to addressing poverty”, he explained that President Macron’s new anti-poverty strategy focuses on programs for children and young people, since these are formative years that will affect their opportunities for the rest of their lives.

Effective Projects in the Struggle against Extreme Poverty

A new set of people gathered around the table to be interviewed on effective projects. Philip Alston’s statement affirmed: “We must accept that even economic growth will not improve the situation of people living in extreme poverty.” Junko Tadaki, from OHCHR, emphasized that a charity approach does not address the structural causes of poverty. “One of the measures that many countries have adopted is cash-transfer programs… in which they try to identify the most vulnerable households. What we see as a problem is that often these programs can result in the exclusion of some households… and so we argue for a universal approach based on the right to social protection.”

The moderator then turned to Cathy Low, a member of the ATD Volunteer Corps, who described ATD’s Madagascar computer training project. Ms Low explained that it was aimed at young people, some with very little schooling. The project was a public-private partnership, with internet companies contributing to the training and offering internships to the students.

Bertrand Foucher, President of Émerjean, the company formed as part of “Territory with Zero Long-Term Unemployment” in France, discussed the project’s goal of eliminating long-term unemployment. Located in Villeurbanne, a city with a 30% unemployment rate, Émerjean hires everyone who wants to work. Welfare funds are redirected to help finance jobs serving needs that the community itself identifies. Project participant Halima Zaghar explained that, despite her university degree, she could not find a job because as a practicing Muslim, she wanted to wear a headscarf. “The project has changed my feelings towards French society,” she said. “I feel surrounded by well-intentioned people.”

Poverty in Geneva

Mrs Nadine Mudry, from Geneva’s Office for Social Reintegration, explained that “Poverty is not very visible in Geneva…. [However,] more than 13% of the Geneva population benefits from social welfare allocations….” Philip Alston’s statement concurred: “The majority of people aren’t aware of the fact that poverty exists in their country. […] But in fact, in every country, there are people who are completely excluded.”

Jean-Claude Etienne, Co-president of Coalition 17 October, added that “…[S]ince I am also on welfare, I’ve seen that eventually you lose confidence in yourself.” It is difficult to look for a job, he explained, when the potential employer finds out that you are unemployed or have received disability benefits. “Those of us with low incomes don’t fit well into our societies, which are based on production and consumption…. We can’t afford to go to the movies or out to a restaurant, and so find ourselves isolated even from people who were formerly friends.”

Mrs Mudry stated that Geneva has developed a municipal action plan to address poverty. Asked whether people in poverty themselves have participated in developing the plan’s strategies, she said: “Not yet, but that will be the next step… We will present our plan to the people we serve, and see if it corresponds to their needs.”

The session ended with questions and answers from the participants, followed by a reception hosted by the Missions of Belgium and France.

In a significant recognition of the connection between extreme poverty and human rights violations, OHCHR listed the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty commemoration as one of the events celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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