27 Nov

Write and support! ATD’s Greeting Cards available now!

All Together in Dignity Ireland’s greeting cards are meaningful. They have been created by members and friends of ATD throughout the world.

Using these cards expresses your support for the cause of fighting poverty.

Ordering these cards is a way to make a financial donation and support this cause.

Download the “Greeting Cards leaflet” here. Order cards by e-mail or phone to 01 855 81 91.

Donations: € 1 and we offer you 2 cards! € 8 and we offer you 20 cards!

Postage costs : Up to 10 cards € 2 – from 12 to 30 cards: € 3,50  – from 31 to 50 cards: € 5

Greetings Card Leaflet 1sGreetings Card Leaflet 2s

13 Nov

25th Anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child

Looking ahead to the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on November 20, UNICEF released a few weeks ago essays that ask a critical question: “Is the world a better place for children?”

For the past 40 years, the ATD children’s network TAPORI has been trying to discuss this question with children.

On the 10th anniversary of the CRC, Tapori children met in Geneva with Mary Robinson and they presented her their Appeal.

Tapori & Mary Robinson

Today Tapori runs again and again campaigns to collect voices and thoughts of children (age 7 to 13) worldwide. You can invite groups of children you know to join the network.

Download the new Tapori letters below!

Tapori Letter  –  Tapori activity sheet – October 2014

Tapori Letter –  Tapori activity sheet – November 2014

Tapori Facilitators Guide


11 Nov

Women and Poverty: “An Ounce of Flesh Taken From My Heart”

ATD prepared remarks for the Geneva NGO Forum for the Beijing+20 UN ECE Regional Review which took place on 3-5 November 2014.

Held in 1995, the Beijing conference was the most ambitious international conference on gender equality ever held, and the Beijing+20 process is an important part of continuing its work into the future.

ATD remarks focus on four areas that should be addressed:

1. Greater attention needs to be given to the multidimensionality of poverty in order to develop more effective anti-poverty strategies.

2. Poverty needs to be recognized not only as a consequence of gender discrimination, but also as a cause of double discrimination for low-income women.

3. Social services need to be reformed to be more supportive of women in poverty.

4. Child welfare policies should support women in their care-giving roles, rather than separating families

ATD’s comments prepared by Diana Selton, Deputy Director General of ATD Fourth World, are rooted in work with women living in extreme poverty in 15 of the ECE countries, and more specifically in the UK, France, Poland, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the US. In comparing the national reports submitted by those countries with the experiences of the women we know there.

Read ATD’s full contribution