Dear Man: A Letter To You Expressing One Woman’s Experience Growing Up In The Morass Of Patriarchy and Reclaiming Herself Despite Misogyny’s Undertow – #YESALLWOMEN

By Amanda Lee (France) It is a soul sheering experience to consider how to go about grouping the polluting effects of male entitlement on my life, as a woman. Especially since there is zero gain for me to take a polarized stance on the matter and vilify my brothers. Because no matter what YOU have…

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…

Participatory Video

By: Matt Davies (Mexico) A multitude of communication tools exist within the world of NGO advocacy, especially through multi-media and social networking sites, but how can these also be an opportunity for people in extreme poverty to get their views across? I was recently at a workshop in La Paz, Bolivia, to learn about Participatory…

Gender and Extreme Poverty

This week’s contributor: Magdalena Brand Too often, women living in extreme poverty are relegated to the category of “victim,” because their capacity to revolt and resist is not recognized. It is apparent that these women are victims of both gender inequality and of extreme poverty, but when we fail to recognize the active role they…

Building a Sense of Hope in the Philippines

Author: Nina Yuson (Philippines) I have been postponing my article for the English blog for many reasons. I can’t pinpoint what would make me want to write an article. That I’d have to be very strongly agitated to write. And there are several things that do make me agitated these days. I know that these…