Enda, End it! ATD marks the first anniversary of the #GlobalGoals!

On Peace Day (21 September) and on the very days of the first anniversary of the SDGs members of ATD Ireland celbrated the historic 2030 Agenda in different ways: -   with volunteers from many NGOs we met the public in Grafton Street to raise awareness about this transformative agenda, -  with many ATD volunteers we planned a series of “Leave No One Behind” conversations with Irish citizens to be run in 2017, - with a wide range of organisations from various sectors (development, environment, global education, community groups, anti-poverty, human rights, migration, disabilities, trade unions...) we are preparing the setting…

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Peace Day 2016: ATD launched the final volume of “Artisans of Peace”

How can there be less violence and more peace in the world? Despite peacekeeping forces, demonstrations, and calls for tolerance and mutual understanding, our societies remain rife with bitterness that gives birth to violence in many forms. The 3 volumes of the Artisans of Peace Overcoming Poverty series tell the stories of partners in peace-building whose efforts have too often remained unrecognised The 3 books wer written in close collaboration with people living in poverty around the world. Part of ATD’s grassroots work involves not only inviting people in poverty to speak about their personal experiences in their own words, but…

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ATD’s new participatory research is underway: measuring poverty differently!

ATD International and the Social Policy Institute of the Oxford University launched two weeks ago a participatory research project to develop new measures of poverty. The project did start with a seminar in Villarceaux, France, from 5 to 10 September 2016, with representatives of all the countries involved: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Tanzania, and the UK for the main project; and the USA, Ukraine, and France for satellite projects. The research will be carried out until June 2019. It will generate proposals about how to measure poverty, and these will be processed by statisticians to define new indicators. For ATD’s expenses of the…

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Coming together and growing together to #LeaveNoOneBehind!

ATD Ireland as well as 23 other projects around the country are supported by the Social Inclusion Division of the Department of Social Protection to mark next UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty, around next 17 October. As usual, ATD will be involved with the Irish 17 October Committee in the preparation of the national commemoration at the Human Rights and Poverty Stone in Dublin (close to the Famine Statues on Custom House Quay, Dublin 1). This commemoration will take place on Monday 17 October 2016 from 11am to 12.15pm. On the eve of the UN Day, on Sunday 16…

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