Full of Our Parents’ Courage

Fatimata reveals through her testimony her active participation in her community.  People who have known poverty can better describe the humiliations as well as the courage of parents and children in overcoming poverty. Her words were brought to the UN through different steps, different places, from Ouagadougou (on the occasion of the seminar “The poorest…

The Walls of Gallup Detention Center

By: The Artists of Gallup Detention Center (United States) In Gallup New Mexico, prisoners in the local detention center came together to paint a series of murals on the walls of one of the common areas.  The inmates are mostly young men from the local Native American tribes. Many have been awaiting trial for months…

Let’s Just Help the Nice Ones

By Guy Malfait – The Philippines I still remember my mother, returning one day from the bakery, all turned up side down – a poor woman named Andrea (“And even more, a woman of ill repute!” added my mother) had made a scandal after the baker had “given” her a loaf of bread from the…

Losing Fear

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/75099286 width=”800″ height=”450″] This video was originally posted as part of the Unheard Voices project. “UNHEARD VOICES tells the story of how men and women living in extreme poverty can transform our societies and contribute to building a fairer world. In Dakar, youngsters from a very poor neighbourhood rally to transform an environmental disaster into…