Tema per 2018
Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive world of universal respect for human rights and dignity.

There are a few changes on the October 17 page for this year.

On this page you will find:

  • Testimonies: messages from people living in extreme poverty,...
  • Presentation: the meaning of the Day, its spirit,...
  • Highlights: activities, messages, significant gestures,...
  • Contattarci: for any question related to October 17.
  • Toolbox: poster, concept note, documents of reference, videos,...

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Bishkek - Mercoledì 17 Ottobre 2018 - End Poverty Quiz Night, Kyrgyz Republic

To mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17, the staff of the World Bank in Bishkek, the capital city of the Kyrgyz Republic (formerly the Republic of Kyrgyzstan) in Central Asia held an End Poverty Quiz Night.

We were informed of this event by Christian Josz who works with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and is a member of the Board of Directors of ATD Fourth World USA. 

Bishkek

Dublin - Mercoledì 17 Ottobre 2018 - Photographic Gallery of Events, National October 17 Program, Ireland

The National Committee for October 17 in Ireland is proud to present a beautiful photographic gallery featuring a series of events from the National Program for the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, which you can view here.

The images are from the following events:

- 40 Make Poverty History quotes on the Customs House Quay, Dublin, October 5 - 19.

- Opening of the “Your Rights Are Written in Stone” Exhibition in the EPIC-CHQ Building on Custom House Quay and presentation of the 2018 End Poverty Day T-Shirt, October 9. The Exhibition was launched by David Donoghue, former Irish Ambassador to the United Nations in New York and Seanie Lambe, Chair of the Inner City Organisations Netowrk (ICON).

- Message for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty from the President of Ireland, Micheal D. Higgins, October 16.

- Lus Na Greine Family Resource Centre in Granard, County Longford, celebrating October 17.

- The SAOL Project from inner city Dublin marking the World Day with a series of Poverty Post Cards.

- The Leave No One Behind Summit marking the World Day and Zero Hunger Day, Dublin, October 16 (including video message).

- Global Action Plan, Ballymun, Dublin, marking October 17.

- Arden View Family Resource Centre, Tullamore, County Offaly, celebrating October 17.

- The Cork Life Centre, Cork City marking the World Day.

- National Gathering at the Human Rights and Poverty Stone celebrating 10 years of the unviling of the Stone at the Customs House Quay, Dublin, on October 17 (including a short video).

- The Participation and Practice of Rights (PPR) project honouring the UN Day in Belfast, Northern Ireland with a day of debates on the theme of “Conscious Cruelty: Social Security, the Economy and Human Rights” on October 17.

Launch of the memorial book, "Voices for Dignity", and an evening sing-along celebrating 10 years of the Human Rights and Poverty Stone, at the Mansion House, Dublin, with special guests: the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of Human Rights and Equality, Bernadette Scheid, Deputy Ambassador of Belgium, and Camille O’Sullivan, October 17.

Development Perspectives organised their 2018 SDG Showcase event in Drogheda, County Louth, celebrating the actions of the 2018 year SDG Advocates from communities across Ireland, October 17.

- Opening of the concrete pathway in the "End Poverty Day Hope Orchard" in Carrick-On-Shannon, County Leitrim organised by the Breffni Family Resource Centre followng the "Bench" workshop, October 24.

- Misean Cara (Irish Faith-Based Missionary Movement) marking the International Day with a seminar on "Tackling Forced Displacement: People, poverty and rights", October 25.

- The Offaly Traveler Movement Youth Goup, Tullamore, County Offaly, marking the World Day with a fashion show, November 1.

- National #Wishing Stones Campaign in Primary Schools (including videos).

         
Dublin
Irlanda

Davao - Mercoledì 17 Ottobre 2018 - Urban Poor Lives Matter

Resoconto dell' evento.

Oct. 17, 2018 in Davao City, some of the Barangay Village Functionaries and Romeo Romeo Lagahit, member of the International Committee for October 17, pictured following a discussion on "Urban Poor Lives Matter" that involved different stakeholders, including people with the experience of poverty, local government representatives, and members of civil society.

Descrizione dell' evento

Faces, Address, Connectivity

October 17, 2018, 1pm, at the regional office of the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor. Discussion among different stakeholders (representatives from the government, people organizations, civil society) on the topic: Urban Poor Lives Matter

October 17, 2018 Observance et the Replica of the Commemorative Stone to Honor Victims of Extreme Poverty (Located at: Agdao Creek Easement, Brgy. Leon Garcia, Sr., Agdao, Davao City.)

Juan Luna St cor. Jacinto St Conference Room PCUP Mindanao, Door 12, Pelayo Bldg,
Davao
Filippine

Clinchco - Mercoledì 17 Ottobre 2018 - Together, we can build a world of respect, human rights and dignity for all

Resoconto dell' evento.

Under the banner “Together, we can build a world of respect, human rights and dignity for all”, 60 people from different backgrounds, professions and faiths, and representatives of community and health organizations from around the county, were together on Wednesday October 17 mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Supported by a formal resolution by the Board of Supervisors for Dickenson County, and in the presence of Supervisor David Yates, the gathering in the Clinchco Senior Citizens Center, an annual event since 1995, was led by Ray Mullins, retired instructor at the Dickenson County Career Centre.

To link Clinchco to other events around the world, this message was read out in seven languages by the students from Notre Dame University in Indiana, presently with Mary and JR White at Binns Counts Community Center for a week of voluntary housing repairs.

Susie Devins, North American regional representative for ATD Fourth World, shared vivid examples of people who in the Philippines and in Kenya are defending human rights in their own way very locally. And she quoted Althea, a mother in New Orleans: “I could not walk by Lisa and her three children in the street when she had nowhere to stay, so they came to my place.

The day after the October 17 commemoration last year in New York, Nikole, homeless, shared a highly moving poem expressing the immense hope the event had brought to her. Nikole has passed away since. Sherri Stapleton from Kids Central in Haysi read out Nikole’s poem.

Can you imagine just one day when you can wake well rested, make your coffee and breakfast, get ready to enter the world in a visible way, not camouflaging yourself, fitting right in and knowing that for just one day, there’s an equal chance you too may win, all your losses begin to fade, because one day we are united to help poverty fade.

Ashley Knoskie, a single mother from the county spoke vividly of her path to overcome huge obstacles to train as a nurse. It’s a hard journey but anything you do that’s hard is worth it in the end. My message to young people: ‘Never think you’re not smart enough to do this or that. You can do it if you want it bad enough, and if you have people around you who believe in you.’

In a video recording presented by Lisa Skeens-Cornett of the Family Crisis Support Unit in Clintwood and Norton, a previously homeless mother explained her desperate efforts in both Virginia and Texas to secure a home for her family, protected from the insecurity of a succession of temporary accommodations, and the fear of a violent relationship.

People heard a moving testimony by homeless young adults in Ireland. And an inspiring video from Senegal showed how young people led a collective community effort to free hundreds of families from months of polluted water in their homes in a poor neighborhood in the capital Dakar.

Following these community-building stories, Edna Gulley from Clinchco read Eleanor Roosevelt’s narrative on human rights. Where after all do universal human rights begin…in small places, close to home. Eleanor Roosevelt, as Edna reminded everyone, had helped draft the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, whose 70th anniversary falls this year.

Sr. Bernadette Kenny, founder of the Health Wagon, offered a spine-chilling reflection on the human cost of opiate addiction, now alarmingly threatening the health and stability of many families in the county.

Linda Dixon and Ron Kennedy provided a beautiful musical focus to the event. In a concluding collective gesture, underneath the message We are all human beings, participants attached to a large panel a paper silhouette representing a person or a group of people they think continue to struggle for recognition of their dignity and human rights.

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A complete recording of the gathering was made by Selena Culbertson, case manager for Medicaid recipients with Beacon Health Options. A copy of this is available via her personal Facebook page. 

Also see below an article about the Clinchco World Day commemorative event in the Dickenson Star newspaper, 24/10/2018.

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We share with you some photographs from this joyous October 17 commemoration in Appalachia.

Descrizione dell' evento

PROGRAM of the commemoration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Potluck meal 5pm

Commemoration at 5.45pm
-Welcome and introduction
-October 17 message read in English, French and Spanish
-Poem from Nikole of New York: Can you imagine just one day...
-Eleanor Roosevelt: Where do human rights begin?: 70 th anniversary of the universal declaration of human rights
-Music
-Video testimonies from Hope House, Norton
-Testimony of young people in Ireland
-A song by Linda Dixon
-Video: Community building in Dakar, Senegal
-Testimony of a young person’s path to training
-An interactive gesture
-Reading together I bear witness...
-Concluding music and song

Clinchco
Stati Uniti

Delhi - Mercoledì 17 Ottobre 2018 - Conserve India marks the World Day with New Initiative

To mark 17 October, the World Day for Overcoming Extreme Poverty, Conserve India launched a new training project for a group of refugee women in tailoring and embroidery. Supported by UNHCR, the project aims to enable women to improve their income livelihoods.

Born of a desire to reduce India's mountain of waste, improve energy efficiency, and support some of Delhi's poorest in the city's slums, Conserve India carries out a recycling project for thousands of plastic bags that cannot be composted or recycled locally.

Today, Conserve India employs and trains hundreds of people from Delhi's most disadvantaged communities to clear their streets of the plague of plastic bag waste. Once the waste bags are turned into HRP products they are sold for profits which can be spent in those same communities on education and welfare programmes.

http://conserveindia.org/

Delhi
India