Drodzy przyjaciele… News from Poland for the Polonia

Razem budujemy Ruch ludzi zaangażowanych, dla których los drugiego człowieka nie jest obojętny. Bardzo nas cieszy, że nasze grono stale się powiększa i dołączają do nas nowe osoby. Przygotowaliśmy newsletter z wiadomościami o ATD z Polski i ze świata. Mamy nadzieję, że będzie to okazja do powspominania wspólnie spędzonych chwil oraz poznania naszych działań. Niech Nowy Rok przyniesie wiele zadowolenia z podejmowanych wyzwań!

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In 2015, let’s make every day, an #EndPoverty day!

Download the calendar "In 2015, let’s make every day, an #EndPoverty day!" here! This calendar has been prepared by ATD with the members of the  Irish 17 October Committee. It reports on two major events in 2014: the visit to Dublin in May of the International Committee for the UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty and the annual UN Day 2014 observance throughout the country. More information on the work of the International Committee are available at www.overcomingpoverty.org. In 2015, a number of high level summits will formulate new approaches and new goals to #EndPoverty, protect the planet and limit…

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Communities can be strengthened by bringing people together

Bridging the Gap is a charity based in the Gorbals area of Glasgow with over 15 years  experience of working with people from different backgrounds and cultures. They want to support families, create inclusive communities and inspire young people. To give children the best possible start in life we support parents by providing places for their children to meet, play and learn. Our pre-baby and toddler groups are called Rowdy Rascals. We also offer free family communication courses. Bridging the Gap passionately believes that you can build and strengthen communities by bringing people together.  At our weekly drop-in called Big Thursdays,…

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European Parliament validates again the “Extreme Poverty and Human Rights” Intergroup

On Friday 11 Dec, the European Parliament's main political factions agreed on new intergroups for the current mandate (2014-2019). Intergroups have no legislative power, but are formed to promote exchange of views - on subjects as diverse as animal rights or youth - and are often used as a single point of contact by lobbyists. Among the 28 groups, the continutation of the Intergroup on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights was validated. This Intergroup - chaired between 2009 and 2014 by Sylvie Goulard (The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE - FR) - works to draw  policy makers' attention to the importance and urgency…

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Dear Santa, Water and Freedom, a Roof and Dignity, Bread and Roses…

To mark the 2014 Human Rights Day, ATD members will gather with social justice and human rights activists on the 10th December from 5pm to 5.20pm around the Human Rights and Poverty Stone near the Famine Statues and remember friends who died this year after a life living in chronic poverty and times of sleeping rough. At this commemoration, ATD will launch the project “Let's put Human Rights on our Christmas List”. From this December 2014 to March 2015, ATD volunteers and community groups from the North Inner City will look at how to implement at grass-root level the United Nation…

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ATD with 12 other Irish NGOs call on the Government to accept the Constitutional Convention’s recommendation to protect more rights in the Irish Constitution

On 23 February 2014, the Irish Constitutional Convention recommended to its Government, by an overwhelming majority of 85 per cent, that ESC rights be given enhanced protection in the Constitution. Eight months later the Government has yet to even respond to the Convention’s recommendation. ATD with the other members of  ESC Rights Initiative is calling on the Government to accept the recommendation of the Constitutional Convention to strengthen protection of ESC rights in Ireland and allow the Irish people to decide whether future Irish governments should be obliged to make decisions that prioritise the fundamental dignity of people living within the…

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How Can Humanitarian Aid Better Reach Those Who Most Need it?

On December 16 at 3pm Dublin time (10am NY time) ATD International will be hosting an online panel discussion about the humanitarian aid system and whether it fails to reach the most vulnerable. Participants include Liz Gibbons of Harvard University, Mike Delany of Oxfam USA, Dayna Brown of CDA Collaborative, Sean Healy of MSF UK, and Diana Skelton of ATD International. More information online here. Link to register here.

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ATD international in the Climate Change debate

During the first two weeks of December, people from all over the world will gather in Lima Peru for the most recent round of negotiations for a global treaty on Climate Change. If governments fail to combat climate change with people living in poverty, it is very likely that response measures will work against these vulnerable communities. We cannot ignore the problem and their plight. The problems created by climate change are impacting all countries, particularly people living in poverty within those countries. Thus as Parties move into the final stages of negotiations for the new climate agreement, ATD will continue…

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Former President of Mauritius, New President of ATD

At its Annual Meeting on November 11-12, 2014, ATD Fourth World’s International Board of Directors elected the following officers effective as of January 1, 2015: Mr. Cassam Uteem, as President, Ms. Janet Nelson, as Vice President, and Ms. Isabelle Pypaert Perrin, Mr. Paul Maréchal and Mr. Dominique Foubert who remain General Director, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer respectively. During his term as President of the Republic of Mauritius (1992-2002), Cassam Uteem was the first Head of State to champion the recognition by the United Nations of October 17 as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (adopted in December 1992). Later,…

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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  -…

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