Temática para 2021
Construir un porvenir que ponga fin a la persistencia de la pobreza respetando a todas las personas y el planeta

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

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  • Presentación: lo que es este Día, su espíritu,...
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Dublin - Domingo 17 Octubre 2021 - It’s Time to Change and End Persistent Poverty

The 17th October Committee would also like to invite you to attend the in-person event Dublin event on Sunday 11am at the Poverty Stone.- Invitation below- Programme for the Dublin event inside the booklet.

Please find attached our 17th October National Booklet - displaying the groups around Ireland who are marking the International Day. Please feel free to share


11.00 Words from the MC - Peter McVerry

11.05 Welcome and address - Lord Mayor of Dublin - Alison Gilliland

11.10 Song – Cathal and Aine Holland

11.15 Reading of the Message of the Human Rights and Poverty Stone

11.20 writing - what change you would like to see in the world on butterflies -
keep hold of the butterfly for the common gesture later in the proceedings

11.25 Reading of the President’s Message – Andrew Kelly

11.30 Testimonies based on lived experience of poverty and injustice:
Dominican Justice Office- Roselin Blessing Makumba.
All Together in Dignity (ATD) Ireland Anne - Marie Fay & Christina Powell
Pavee Point- Pa Reilly
SAOL Project

11.50 Song from SAOL about 17th October – No Need

12.00 Musical piece- Cathal and Aine Holland (Background)
Dramatic presentation based on Discrimination:
This piece highlights the 9 grounds of Equality Legislation, the Jigsaw pieces
represent the interconnectivity between the grounds, and the missing piece
represents the need to extend the Irish Equality Legislation to include a 10th
ground - to protect people from Socio-economic Discrimination
12.10 Poem reading from the new Lockdown Liberties poetry proj

(Lorraine Kelly – Philip Kenny)

12.15 Symbolic Gesture: Butterflies For Change

12.25 Final Song SAOL - Something inside so strong

12.30 Closing Remarks and thanks: MC


Brussels - Lunes 11 Octubre 2021 - Steps forward in recognizing and assessing discrimination based on socioeconomic status

Monday 11 October 2021 14:30 ­ 15:30

Online event

Register here first then select the event

Although discrimination on grounds of socio­economic situation is a widespread reality, it is still invisible. Covid­19 pandemic has exacerbated this form of discrimination, including in education and health care. Simultaneously, the digitalization of services has made the situation of people living in poverty increasingly difficult – a form of indirect discrimination. This session will discuss discrimination on grounds of socioeconomic situation in our today’s society as well as the strategies to raise awareness about it. The discussion will gather experts from different background who have widely work on this issue: ATD Fourth World (represented by Bert Luyts) has played an important role in advocating for the recognition of this form of discrimination in France. Claire Hédon, French Défenseur des droits, has dealt with many cases on that question. Finally, Sarah Ganty, researcher, has widely written on the importance of protecting people against discrimination on grounds of socio­economic status in European and national laws.


London - Domingo 17 Octubre 2021 - To showcase all of the amazing activities taking place for #IDEP2021.

For October 17th 2021, The APLE Collective want to showcase all of the amazing activities taking place for #IDEP2021.


For #IDEP2021, we are asking the APLE Collective and beyond these questions:

1. What examples of lived expertise to help solve poverty can you share?

2. This year’s theme for #IDEP2021 is ‘Building Forward Together: Ending persistent poverty, respecting all people and our planet. What does building forward together mean to you and/or your community?

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New York - Viernes 15 Octubre 2021 - Global week for the eradication of poverty on October 2021

‘’Building Forward Together: Ending Persistent Poverty, Respecting all People and our Planet

  • October 15th: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, online commemoration in partnership with UN DESA and UNDP

  • October 18th and 19th: UNDP webinars

  • October 18th: Webinar with the global coalition to end child poverty, featuring Olivier de Schutter.

  • October 20th: Olivier de Schutter, the Special rapporteur on Extreme poverty and Human rights, presents his report to the General Assembly

    • Report title: The persistence of poverty: how real equality can break the vicious cycles

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London - Domingo 17 Octubre 2021 - London Challenge Poverty Week.

Between the 11th and 17th October 4in10 hosts London Challenge Poverty Week.

There are events and activities planned all over London and online. Check out the LCPW website for full details and get involved!

Examples include:

The London Poverty Summit talking place in person on Thursday 14th October .30 – 5.30.

Barking and Dagenham Youth Dance – Interpreting what poverty means to families and young people. Online throughout the week.

JustFair and Social Rights Alliance Webinar  – Using Human Rights As A Tool To Tackle Poverty. Monday 11th October 13:00 – 15:00

Newham Social Welfare Alliance and Anti-Poverty Alliance and the Commission for Social Security both have online events planned for Wednesday 13th October.

During London Challenge Poverty Week, Lewisham Local are running five online food-growing related workshops for families to tackle holiday hunger and encouraging visits to some of the wonderful community gardens in the borough.

And on Monday 11th  and Sunday the 17th Join ATD 4th World in both in person and online poetry events.

For a full list of what is on and to keep updated visit https://londonchallengepovertyweek.org.uk/whats-on/

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