A Tribute to Marco

On the night of June 8, 2014, ATD long-term permanent volunteer, Marco Aurelio UGARTE OCHOA, died peacefully in his sleep. Rosario, his wife, was at his side. Marco was among those who stayed the course, right to the end. Sparing no effort, he held fast until his final days, tirelessly sharing his three passions: his family, his people, and the ATD Fourth World Movement. His commitment was rooted in his experiences as a child and youth, that made extreme poverty intolerable to him; he too often witnessed injustice. Convinced of the wealth within his people, he wanted to better understand the…

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ATD UK invites to an International Forum: ‘Creating Community and Building Knowledge’

ATD UK (www.atd-uk.org) has the great pleasure of welcoming Mirit Sidi and Dr Orna Shemer, friends of ATD Fourth World in Israel, who will talk about The Women's Courtyard, a brilliant project reaching and engaging with vulnerable women from different ethnic and religious backgrounds in Jaffa, a poor area in Tel-Aviv. Participants will then have a chance to discuss together our own experiences of community outreach and of sharing and building knowledge based on people’s life experience. Exchange between ATD UK activists and friends from Israel and Scotland will address community development: how to bring people living in poverty in communities together to…

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Members of ATD in the United States share their Vision!

In May 2014, 50 delegates from across the United States came together for the ATD USA national strategic planning retreat. The goal was to reflect on ATD's past 50 years of work in the US, and to plan for the future. There were tears, laughter, and a lot of amazing suggestions – and from all of discussions came the vision statement presented in the video (text below).  It’s still a work in progress, let us know what you think! “All Together in Dignity (ATD Fourth World) holds a vision of a world without poverty, where everyone has equal opportunity to access…

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We run the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon for children in Central African Republic

Women's Flora Mini Marathon - Dublin  2 June 2014 at 2 pm – 10 km Please let us know  if you are running with us!  Contact us! In 2014, your steps will make a difference in Ireland and abroad! For every €10 collected, €3 will fund our work in Ireland and €7 will be sent to the ATD team in the Central African Republic (CAR). Since March 2013, violence has to torn the country apart. In Bangui, the capital, people have fled their homes and taken up refuge at the airport where foreign soldiers and humanitarian aid are located.  The ATD…

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Discover the new videos of the CityWide Drugs Crisis Campaign

CityWide Drugs Crisis Campaign is a national network of community activists and community organisations that are involved in responding to Ireland's drugs crisis. CityWide was set up in 1995 by the Inner City Organisations Network (ICON), to bring together Dublin communities that were struggling with the heroin crisis. It now works nationally linking communities across the country dealing with a range of substance issues. CityWide works to promote and support a community development approach to the drugs problem - this means involving the people who are most affected by the problem in dealing with the problem - drug users, their families…

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Thank You Dominique and Françoise!

We share our gratitude for Dominique and Françoise, ATD full-time volunteers, who spent 5 years in Dublin and who are joining today the ATD team in Montreal (http://www.atdquartmonde.ca/). . We are really sad to see you go! Thank you for coming into our lives, and showing us what it is like out there for people in poverty. You are an inspiration for women around the world. Rachel for the women of the Saol project It is definitely a loss for Ireland and a gain for Canada! I have always been impressed by your determination and your courage and your gentleness. At…

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UN Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights to Leave No One Behind

Responding to the invitation of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Designate and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, Diana Skelton, Deputy General Director of ATD International, was a guest speaker at the Conference "A Human Rights Approach to Tackling Poverty and Social Inequality - An All Island Perspective". She presented the United Nations Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights. "Adopted in September 2012 by the UN Human Rights Council, the Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty provide for the first time, global policy guidelines. These focus specifically on the human rights of people living in poverty", said Diana…

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Become a supportive partner for those facing severe and persistent poverty in the EU

Dublin, 20th May 2014 . Dear Candidates, . In a few days time, the election results will tell how Ireland will be represented at the European Parliament. We wish you every success in these final campaigning days in recognition of your strong  commitments to a range of important issues. Whether elected or not, we would like to invite you to become for the coming five years a supportive partner for those many European citizens facing severe and persistent poverty, and who are at risk of deeper social exclusion. With the anti-poverty and human rights non-governmental organisation, ATD Ireland, and other like-minded organisations, you could join us to: - Support the continuation at the European…

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Intensive week for the International Committee for October 17 gathered in Dublin.

The work of the International Committee for October 17 ended in Newry at the All Island conference on Poverty and Human Rights On the last day of the meeting of the International Committee for the Day for Eradication of Poverty (from 12th to 16th May in Dublin), Diana Skelton, Committee member from USA, presented the United Nations Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights. Responding to the invitation of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Designate and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, Diana Skelton was a guest speaker at the Conference "A Human Rights Approach to Tackling Poverty…

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International Gathering on Extreme Poverty to be Held in Dublin

The International Committee for October 17 and Irish Community Groups Gather in Dublin to Promote International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Venue: Sheriff Youth Club, 1 Commons Street, North Wall, Dublin 1 Date: Wednesday, 14th May 2014.  Time: 10.30am In 1992, the United Nations recognised the 17 October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Since then, governments, local authorities, members of civil society and the private sector have recognized the importance of this International Day, which has become a key rallying point for a growing number of citizens from all backgrounds and organizations, in the fight to…

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