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Roma - Lunedì 14 Ottobre 2019 - TERMINI SOCIALI

Dal 14 al 17 ottobre a via Marsala la rassegna come “officina di innovazione sociale”

A Roma Termini, il centro polivalente Binario 95, gestito dalla Cooperativa Sociale Europe Consulting Onlus, l’Ostello “Don Luigi Di Liegro” e il Poliambulatorio gestiti dalla Caritas Diocesana di Roma, si occupano da anni delle persone senza dimora, dei migranti, dei poveri che spesso intorno alla stazione ancorano le loro vite. In questi centri si è creato un vero e proprio laboratorio di inclusione, dove si cerca di unire, tra professionisti e volontari, competenze, esperienze, ricerca, innovazione, dialogando non solo con la rete del Terzo Settore, ma anche con il territorio, con la comunità scientifica che studia l’evoluzione del fenomeno e, per quanto possibile, con chi prende le decisioni a livello politico.

Dal 14 al 17 ottobre, nella settimana in cui cade la Giornata Mondiale per la lotta alla povertà, la Caritas Diocesana di Roma e Binario 95, per il secondo anno consecutivo, propongono alla città un evento di sensibilizzazione e riflessione su questi temi, dal titolo TERMINI SOCIALI.

Con questa iniziativa, il cui titolo gioca sull’ambivalenza della parola “Termini”, intesa come nome della stazione e “parole” del sociale che durante la tre giorni verranno discusse, vogliamo mostrare come questo luogo, assieme alle realtà del terzo settore che vi operano, rappresenti una vera e propria officina di innovazione sociale, che non nega l’esistenza dei problemi, anzi, ne declina tutti gli aspetti, nella speranza che la maggiore conoscenza del fenomeno, l’assunzione di consapevolezza da parte di tutti quelli che possono intervenire e il dialogo, possano contribuire a migliorare i servizi e l’accoglienza nella nostra città ed a mitigare il clima di ostilità che sempre più si respira nei confronti degli individui, anziché verso le cause della loro condizione.

Programma

Roma
Italia

Roma - Giovedì 17 Ottobre 2019 - Alleanza

Giovedì 17 ottobre 2019 dalle ore 17 alle ore 20

Roma | Teatro Ambra Jovinelli | Via Guglielmo Pepe n°43

Il 17 ottobre è la giornata mondiale per l’eliminazione della povertà. A Roma presso l’Ambra Jovinelli rappresentanti di comitati, associazioni, cooperative sociali, presidi antimafia, docenti, parrocchie, case delle donne, giuristi, progetti di mutualismo solidale, reti di autoaiuto, giornalisti, studenti, si incontreranno per denunciare la drammatica situazione sociale del nostro paese, dove disuguaglianze e povertà colpiscono un terzo della popolazione, costringendo più di un milione di minori nella povertà assoluta. L’obiettivo è quello di ridare voce, dignità, speranza e prospettive future a milioni di cittadini che pagano il prezzo della crisi provocata da un modello economico ormai insostenibile in termini sociali e ambientali. Verranno presentate misure e proposte concrete in grado di “eliminare” la povertà e le disuguaglianze così come ci impone la nostra Costituzione.

In questi 11 anni di crisi tutti i governi che si sono succeduti non hanno avuto come priorità la lotta all’esclusione sociale e alle disuguaglianze. Questo denuncia la fotografia dei dati e delle statistiche di questi anni. Nonostante slogan e promesse nella realtà il nostro paese continua a impoverirsi, mentre in pochi si arricchiscono ancora di più. Manca completamente una visione in grado di uscire dalla crisi di sistema che le stesse forze politiche che hanno governato in questi anni hanno determinato attraverso politiche economiche, sociali, industriali, energetiche, ambientali e migratorie sbagliate. L’unico cambiamento desiderato da chi in questi anni, spesso solo, ha contrastato ingiustizie sociali e ambientali è quello che archivia la stagione dell’austerità, dei tagli al sociale, delle privatizzazione dei beni comuni, della precarietà e dello sfruttamento a detrimento del diritto al lavoro, del predominio di finanza e banche a discapito dei diritti universali, della solidarietà sociale e dei diritti della natura.

Solo un’alleanza che parta dal basso, su obiettivi e impegni concreti, capace di promuovere giustizia sociale e ambientale e allo stesso tempo ricostruire nuove modalità di relazione e partecipazione, è in grado di sconfiggere la crisi di sistema e di visione che ci ha portato a essere uno dei paesi più diseguali, impoveriti e fragili del nostro continente. C’è bisogno di tutti e tutte per costruire il cambiamento necessario. Per questo la rete dei Numeri Pari, consapevole della difficoltà e della complessità della nuova fase storica, invita tutte e tutti all’assemblea e alla costruzione di una agenda di proposte comuni.

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Roma
Italia

North Kivu - Giovedì 17 Ottobre 2019 - Our mobilization for October 17

Resoconto dell' evento.

During the IDEP 2019, we collaborated with other agencies within communicating with UNICEF, UNDP and Child Protection Working Group. We collaborated with primary schools and involved children in our events.

1. We have organized prayer for children via 1 church and have reached 80 children. Reverend Ngango is one of our field partners who is supporting 150 vulnerable children and more than 200 care givers.

2. Workshop/ Roundtable/ Discussion on child poverty:
We organized via Focus group discussions in different villages and have reached 600 persons during our discussions. Most collected feedback from communities show that children are affected by poverty by living in inappropriate housing, children cannot go to school because of poverty and vulnerability while their families are still poor and don’t have economic and business opportunities.

3. School Events, mobilizing parents and schools leaders on child poverty. While schools are not operating in the DR Congo because the declaration on free education is not respected, we were able to mobilize children in private schools where 120 children were educated on eradication of poverty.

A challenge is based on lack of funding for activities but BIFERD has used existing focal points to organize activities in different locations.

For any question about the IDEP North Kivu DR Congo: +243 990634880, +243 975499479,
E-mail:
biferutsh [at] gmail [dot] com,
biferdprogramme [at] gmail [dot] com, biferdeducation [at] gmail [dot] com

Descrizione dell' evento

BIFERD (Bureau d'Information et Formation - Echanges et Recherches pour le Développement) is partner to ARIGATOU International. We are involved in ending Child Poverty and preventing abuses and violence to children. Now we are mobilizing more partners, local communities, local authorities and religious institutions.
On 17th October 2019, we have planned various activities like praying for children, doing discussions and workshops on child poverty and school events.

North Kivu
Congo (Kinshasa)

Dublin - Giovedì 17 Ottobre 2019 - Gathering at the Human Rights and Poverty Stone

Resoconto dell' evento.

To read the testimonies that were shared on October 17 in Dublin, click here.

Here is one testimony

My name is Monika. I am happy to talk today.

Today I would like to talk about my experience within the homeless crisis in Ireland.

One day 4 years ago we got a letter saying that our apartment was being put up for sale and we have30 days to move out. My world collapsed. I still remember that day.

I didn’t know what to do and where to go for help. At that time I know I have to find accommodation for my family but it wasn’t to be that easy. Every viewing ended with disappointment and frustration. We didn’t find a place because rents were too high for our budget or in some places they didn’t want to rent to children.

We had to leave our apartment. The worst period was still ahead for us. The day when we put our belongings into a storage room was very hard. We knew what was going to happen tomorrow.

The next day with two travel bags and 2 children we went to Parkgate Hall and waited for registration as homeless people. We were given a place in a Dublin hostel and we spent the next 26 months there.

They didn’t say we would stay that long in there. Every month we had to go to the management of our hotel and ask for an extension. Every day we had to keep reminding the children to be quiet because we were worried we would lose our room.

All that time in emergency accommodation was hard for all of us. It was just one room and toilet. So, no-one from my family had any privacy in the accommodation. My eldest son was doing his homework on the bed or floor because there was no table in the room.

The first two weeks were fine the children were thinking we are on holidays, but after that they started feeling the lack of space. I hope no-one of you or your family will ever experience that.

All of you know why is having a home so important. I believe that having a place to call home is the most important in our life’s. During our time in a hotel our family life was upside down. We didn’t have cooking facilities -such a simple thing but when you are in a place like that you start to appreciate such things. So as you can guess it was hard for me to feed my family. I love cooking so it was hard for me not to cook for them and watch what they have to eat. Every single day I was getting just more frustrated then I couldn’t get them proper food. We had a breakfast included but how long you can eat Irish breakfast. We were first in our hotel so the management were very kind and helpful. We got a microwave and kettle. I was very appreciative because I could cook something in the microwave for my family and have a hot tea whenever I wanted to.

Home means many things to many people. I believe that the word ‘home’ means a safe and secure place where you can be yourself. But imagine if you woke up tomorrow to the news that you would lose your home. What would you do? Where would you go? What would it mean for your children?

You can just imagine how hard is it for a child to be in emergency accommodation. When we were there my oldest son kept away from their classmates. He was worried to have close friends; he was thinking they will find out that he doesn’t have a home. He was ashamed. It was hard for me as a mother to watch him. It was just in the hotel that he could share his fears with the other kids and be like a normal child they were on this same boat.

But in this century it shouldn’t be like that. Every child should have a place to call home and get a proper dinner not just a pizza from a microwave or take away.

https://17october.ie/

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Descrizione dell' evento

Gathering at the Human Rights and Poverty Stone

From 10.30am - Groups and individuals are welcome on the Custom House Quay to gather in preparation for the gathering

Draft Running Order of Ceremony (11 am-1.30 pm)

  • 11.00 Master of Ceremony, Maurice Hurley (Global Citizenship School Program) welcomes everyone and introduces the gathering

  • 11.05 Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Paul McAuliffe opens the event.

  • 11.10 Song

  • 11.15 Reading of the Message of the Human Rights and Poverty Stone in English, Irish and French

  • 11.20 Song

  • 11. 25 Reading of the President’s Message

  • 11.30 Testimonies – 5 testimonies with reference the rights of children and youth, with musical interlude(ATD Leave No One Behind; NYP 2; MRCI; SAOL; Dominican Justice Office)
  • 11.55 Song

  • 12.00 Guest Speaker: Tanya Ward, CEO Children Rights Alliance

  • 12.05 Symbolic Gesture: Paper “Footsteps for a Better Future” with messages will be displayed around the Stone and along the End Poverty Walkway. Participants will be invited to write their own footstep messages and to display them.

  • 12.20 Final Song

  • 12.25 Closing Remarks: MC

  • 12.30 – 1.30 Refreshments in the basement of Liberty Hall. All participants welcome

Dublin
Irlanda

Nsukka - Giovedì 17 Ottobre 2019 - Radio commentary + time at the motherless babies' home

Resoconto dell' evento.

We can listen to the Radio commentary in the attached mp3 file.

And pictures from the visit to the motherless babies' home.

Descrizione dell' evento

On October 17 in Enugu State, we are having a Radio Commentary on the Theme for the day, as well as spending time with the Motherless Babies at the Motherless Babies' Home at Nsukka.

In November, we shall be holding a Workshop in Delta State on the Theme of October 17 (the workshop arrangement in progress).

Nsukka
Nigeria