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  2. 2. What is poverty?• Extreme poverty is the severe lack of material  possessions or money• poverty is the state of one who lacks a certain amount of  material possessions or money •  Absolute poverty or destitution refers to the deprivation  of basic human needs, which commonly includes  food, water, sanitation, clothing, shelter, health care and  education. Relative poverty is defined contextually  as economic inequality in the location or society in which  people live
  3. 3. The International Movement ATD  Fourth World• The International Movement ATD Fourth World  is a nonprofit  organization which aims towards the eradication of chronic poverty  through a human-rights based approach. It works in partnership with  communities across the world to end the exclusion and injustice of  persistent poverty, and focuses on learning from and supporting  families living in poverty, through grass-roots presence and  involvement in disadvantaged communities. Although founded by a  priest, Fr. Joseph Wresinski, ATD (All Together for Dignity) Fourth  World is an organization with no religious or political affiliations. It  runs projects in 32 countries on five continents, and is in touch with  individuals and small non-profits in 146 countries through the Forum  for Overcoming Extreme Poverty 
  4. 4. International Growth• ATD Fourth World has teams or active members in Belgium, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Canada, America ect. The International Movement ATD Fourth World strives for the voice of people living in the worst forms of poverty to be heard at the heart of international institutions, in order that their viewpoint and aspirations help to shape international policy. It holds general consultative status at the United Nations, UNICEF, UNESCO, the ILO and participatory status at the Council of Europe This gives greater weight to its work in the human rights field and other essential issues in the fight against chronic poverty. It also maintains a permanent delegation to the Europea Union
  5. 5. Principles of the OrganizationThe fight to eradicate poverty - a human rights approach• ATD Fourth World seeks to create sustainable cultural projects designed together with people living in great povertyPriority given to people living in the most extreme situations of poverty• enabling those with first-hand experience of poverty to meet policy makers, researchers and others on equal ground to pool their expertise in the struggle against poverty.
  6. 6. Activities of the organisation• To promote access to culture and education• The Organization creates projects aimed at stimulating access to knowledge, culture and education for all. Activities aim to show that every person can learn, that everyone has some knowledge to share and some skill to use. One such activity that takes place throughout the world is the Street Library: volunteers go with books to places where children and their families live in conditions of extreme poverty. Through reading, crafts and theatre activities, relationships are built with children and their families and links are created with the society from which the families have been marginalised
  7. 7. • To promote and support the right to live as a family, decent work and social well-being• ATD Fourth World is involved in projects to protect the right of parents to raise their own children, setting up for example a Live-In Family Development Programme in Noisy-le-Grand. Family holiday homes have also been created – in Frimhurs for example, in the United Kingdom – which are places where families living in chronic poverty can go in order to take a break from their daily struggles. ATD Fourth World also organises projects aimed at improving disadvantaged communities access to decent work and social well-being,
  8. 8. impactsInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty• On 17 October 1987, in the presence of 100,000 people from every social background and continent, Joseph Wresinski unveiled a commemorative stone at the Trocadero Human Rights Plaza in Paris. On this marble stone, his call is engraved: "Wherever men and women are condemned to live in poverty, human rights are violated. To come together to ensure that these rights be respected is our solemn duty." The United Nations declared the 17th October to be "International Day for the Eradication of Poverty" in 1992. Since then, more than thirty similar Commemorative Stones have been laid around the world, from Manega, Burkina Faso, to the European Parliament in Brussels, and from Rizal Park in the Philippines to the gardens of the United Nations in New York. Each one bears that same text. In many countries, each 17 October, people gather for a commemoration in honour of all those who suffer from extreme poverty, and to renew their commitment to fighting poverty.
  9. 9. credits• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_MovDone by : shawn issac james
  10. 10. credits• https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_MovDone by : shawn issac james