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Este año se han realizado algunos cambios en la página sobre el 17 de Octubre.

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  • Testimonios: tomas de palabra de personas que viven la gran pobreza.
  • Presentación: lo que es este Día, su espíritu,...
  • Momentos fuertes: actividades, tomas de palabra, gestos significativos...
  • Contáctenos: para cualquier duda o pregunta relacionadas al 17 de Octubre.
  • Caja de herramientas: afiche, nota explicativa, textos de referencia, vídeos,...

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Frimley Green - Jueves 17 Octubre 2013 - Fun, Food and Film at Frimhurst Family House

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We celebrated 17 October at our communal lunch where we spoke about different 17 October events that were taking place around the world.  It was also an opportunity to explain the history of the World Day.

After a lovely soup that was made from vegetables from our community garden, we watched the film 'Country Kids'.

Afterwards we had a discussion about what poverty is in the UK.

Descripción del evento

To celebrate the 17 October, we will be having a communal lunch at Frimhurst Family House. We have invited members of the movement, friends and local volunteers. 

Lunch will be followed by the film 'Country Kids', a documentary about rural poverty in Norfolk, England.

Frimhurst Family House Guildford Road
Frimley Green

London - Domingo 20 Octubre 2013 - Poverty can and must be eradicated! Open House, Information and Family Day

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During this family day and open house at the ATD Fourth World House in Addington Square,London, we listened to testimonies from Great Britain, Tanzania and the Philippines.

People took part in the many art activities, and we had music and fun dancing.

We also showed a video where members of the Movement spoke about what the International Day means for them:

Descripción del evento

Poverty can and must be eradicated!

Open House, Information & Family Day

A community event for all the family  

Creative and interactive workshops.

Presentations on poverty issues, information on local organisations and campaigns.

Art, movement and imagination workshops facilitated by The Purple ladies  

Join us for a buffet lunch and refreshments  

Doors open @1pm - 5pm, free entry

48 Addington Square ATD Fourth World

London - Jueves 17 Octubre 2013 - Giving Poverty a Voice - Roundtable Discussion

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17 October 2013

Roundtable discussion

The main room at ATD Fourth World headquarters in London was packed yesterday as Giving Poverty a Voice presented their priority issues on Housing and Home. 

Representatives from local community organisations, Southwark Council, Oxfam GB, Southwark CABx, Oxford University, Save the Children, Z2K, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Trust for London came to hear about the project and discuss how we can all work together on the three initial recommendations.

More good quality social housing should be available for people on benefits and low wages in London

  2. There should be good advice, information and support to navigate changes in the system and prevent people falling into crisis 
  4. Everyone should be treated with dignity and respect by service providers

Discussion groups on each of the issues came up with ideas for next steps to work together in the coming weeks and months.

Descripción del evento

Poverty 'Hear'


Roundtable Discussion

Thursday 17 October, 11.00 - 1.30pm

ATD Fourth World, 48 Addington Square,London, SE5 7LB

To celebrate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, you are invited to a roundtable discussion focusing on the interim findings of the Giving Poverty a Voice project:

  • The need for more good quality social housing that is still accessible for people on benefits and low wages in London

  • The importance of timely advice, information and support to navigate changes in the system and prevent people falling into crisis

  • The demand for everyone to be treated with dignity and respect by service providers

People with first-hand experience of the issues will introduce these discussion topics, which are the fruit of several months of group work by grassroots participants on the theme of housing.

With local councillors, funders, housing officers and grassroots participants from different boroughs and organisations invited to attend, it promises to be a lively debate that offers a unique opportunity to exchange experiences and ideas.

There will also be an opportunity to hear about the current campaigns and initiatives of other organisations working to combat poverty and inequality, including Southwark Citizen Advice Bureau, Zacchaeus Trust 2000 (Z2K), 4in10, The Equality Trust, Just Fair and Community Links. If you are also interested in contributing then please contact us as soon as possible.

This is an open event so please feel free to invite colleagues, supporters, service users, volunteers and other interested parties connected to your organisation.

Please RSVP to

Dann Kenningham                                         

ATD Fourth World

National Coordination Team

kenninghamd [at] atd-uk [dot] org

givingpovertyavoice [at] atd-uk [dot] org

Andrew Hayes

ATD Fourth World

Policy, Participation and Training Team

hayesa [at] atd-uk [dot] org

ATD Fourth World 48 Addington Square

Manila - Jueves 17 Octubre 2013 - Commemoration in Rizal Park

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From the testimony given by Yeng Calaguas, yesterday at Rizal Park for the International Day to Overcome Extreme Poverty:

"What may be running in our minds is the question, why do poor people stay poor or are able to live the kind of life they have?"Maybe as I used to think before, many of us believe that they are mere 'beneficiaries', and that they always rely only on dole-outs.

Because of our prejudices towards them, we tend to bury them deeper in their misery and helplessness. We neglect to see and hear their struggles, their concerns and aspirations.

I used to think that giving charity to the poor was all that they needed.

But talking to them, hearing their stories, slowly, the realizations came - that these people are so much more than mere 'dependants' and do not just depend on others. They have their own struggles, a lot of sufferings, sacrifices, their reasons for being where they are, their aspirations."

A beautiful banner was made by persons with a background of poverty and others, to commemorate October 17:

-a day to recognize and honour the efforts of persons living in extreme poverty

-a day to renew our solidarity with them for the year(s) to come

-a day to show that we want to be PARTNERS

Descripción del evento

 ATD Fourth World Philippines invites you to the commemoration at the Marker in honor of victims of poverty.

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End Poverty Now:

Working towards a world without Discrimination

  • - 8.00   Registration
  • - 9.00   National Anthem
  • - 9.10   Universal Prayer
  • - 9.20   Welcome Remarks by Hon. Francisco DOMAGOSO (Vice-
  •              Mayor
  •              of Manila)
  • - 9.30   Pledges and Testimonials
  • - 9.50   Introduction of Hon. Jose E M ROCAMORA (Lead Convenor
  •              NAPC)
  • - 9.55   Message from the President of the Senate of the
  •              Philippines, Hon. Franklin DRILON
  • - 10.15 Messages from Partners in Poverty Reduction
  •              * Hon. Luiza CARBALHO (UN Resident Coordinator)
  •              * Hon. Nina LIM-YUSON (president of ATD FW Int'l)
  •              * Atty. Marlon J. MANUEL (NAPC Vice-Chair for the Basic
  •                 sectors)
  • - 10.45 Reading of the Text of the Commemorative Stone Marker
  • - 10.55 Laying of the Wreaths
  • - 11.05 Flower-giving to Community Folks
  • - 11.20 Exit of Honorable Guests
  • - 11.30 Words of Thank and Gratitude
Rizal Park Chess Plaza, near the Japanese garden and 'dancing fountains'

BANGKOK - Domingo 20 Octubre 2013 - [email protected]

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Joyful team work  so that children, parents and visitors could enjoy a wonderful storytelling session on the occasion of the 27th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty! It was on Sunday 20th, at Rom Klao Park (60th anniversary of Queen Sirikit Park, Bangkok)!

Descripción del evento

Friends of ATD Thailand, Rotary Club of Bangrak, Rotary Club of Bungkum,

Book for Children Foundation (ThaiBBY), Srinakharinwirot University,

and Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (Rom Klao District)

invite to the

Celebration of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2013

at the 60th Anniversary of Queen Sirikit Park (Rom Klao Park), BANGKOK, THAILAND

12-20 October: Exhibit : « Friendship without Borders »

A Tapori Exhibit by the students of Satreesethabutbampen Highschool in Minburi at the Green Library of the Park

12 October:

1.30 PM Storytelling “The Dream of Khadija” a Tapori story told by the students of Satreesethabutbampen Highschool in Minburi at the Green Library

20 October: Celebration :

3.30 PM Introductory message by Ms Pornanong Niyomka Horikawa, Committee Chairman of Rotary Club of Bangrak and Book for Children Foundation (ThaiBBY)

3.35 PM Aknowledgements by M. Tawatchai Boonpala, in the name of Friends of ATD Thailand and ATD Fourth World

3.40 PM Opening message by the President of Rotary Club Bangrak and Rotary Club Bungkum

3.45 PM Storytelling for Children program (Srinakharinwirot University)

4.15 PM The Story of Fon, Tapori story introduced by M. Tawatchai Boonpala and performed by the students of Satreesethabutbampen Highschool in Minburi

4.35 PM Symbolic gesture for a world of « Friendship without Borders »

facilitated by Ms Suleeporn Ratanasuree, FATD Committee

4.45 PM Closure: Sharing gifts and ice-cream with the children


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Rom Klao Park, Thanon Rom Klao, soi 24