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Cinq membres d’ATD Quart Monde ayant l’expérience de la pauvreté ont dialogué par visioconférence avec des délégués de l’organisation des Nations Unis à New York sur le thème de la santé. Lire la suite »
Since 2011, ATD Fourth World Movement’s members, among which are four persons experienced with living poverty, Healthcare professionals and researchers realized a participatory research called EQUIsanTE.
You can read an article published in the International Journal For Equity in Health.
In this video (first in a series of videos that we’ll be sharing over the coming months), Daniel Marineau tells us more about his work and why it’s so important.
We’re big fans of Volunteer Day – not just for all the help we get from people of all walks of life around the world, but becuase our Volunteer Corps is so important to the work we do. Learn more about the volunteer corp.
From 1982 to 2010, the inequalities between the richest 1% and the remaining 99% of the population increased. In constant dollars from 2010, the average income (after taxes) of the richest 1% increased by 86%, while the Lire la suite »
We often hear that we do not have the means to put an end to poverty, but studies show that maintaining people living in poverty costs more than adopting measures necessary to prevent it. Costs connected to poverty are higher than the budget that would be necessary to guarantee a sufficient revenue for everyone.
To mark the Week of the Dignity of People receiving Welfare, Project Genesis organized a rally outside of their office on Friday, May 9th. Speeches, music, poems and the distribution of ATD Fourth World’s first postcard “People on welfare have it easy” by ATD volunteers and by other community organizations were among the highlights of this event.
“People on welfare have it easy”, “People living in poverty don’t want to work”, “We don’t have the means to put an end to poverty”, … people living in poverty are constantly faced with prejudices that hurt and exclude them.
Beyond the practical difficulties, the judgement of others constitutes an act of violence, which undermines the dignity of women and of men who are already surviving under difficult conditions.
For the 41st Week of the dignity of People receiving Welfare, the question arises: can we really say that “people on welfare have it easy”? Lire la suite »
We are tired of hearing that people living in poverty are poor because they do not want to work. The reality is so much more complicated than that! Here are a few facts and figures to help deconstruct the myth that people living in poverty are lazy. Lire la suite »
“People on welfare have it easy”, “People living in poverty don’t want to work”,… For the past several months, members of the ATD Fourth World mouvement have been working together to create a set of simple, clear and effective tools to help put an end to the myths and misconceptions that surround poverty; online quizzes, posters, postcards, videos, forum theater, etc.
We call upon the support of our members and of our friends to help us raise the $5000 necessary to carry out our campaign.