The Multidimensional Aspects of Poverty (MAP) Research Project kicked off in the United States last December. This international project implements a research model where people with a direct experience of poverty are recognized as experts along with academic researchers and practitioners to contribute to the global thinking on poverty. A lot has happened already during […]
ATD Fourth World began the Multidimensional Aspects of Poverty research that will happen in 7 countries. In the United States, working groups of people with an experience of poverty, other groups of academic researchers, and other groups of practitioners in poverty eradication programs will work within their “peer groups” to determine different aspects of poverty. […]
Photo from ATD Fourth World International, during the planning meeting that happened in France in September, 2016. What is the best way to understand and identify the multi-faceted realities of poverty? How about a research process that involves people who have a lived experience of that reality and other experts in poverty eradication policy […]
In September 2013, our Stoop Talk series began as neighbors gathered on the front stoop of one of the residents in the Seventh Ward of New Orleans to talk about the plight and the dangers that blighted properties impose upon the community. They said that many of the abandoned homes belong to people who did […]
“Poverty is the mother and the father of inequality, discrimination, and injustice.” As part of an event at the UN, ATD Fourth World members in Boston put together this fantastic video about the discrimination faced by people living in poverty.
The name ‘Merging Knowledge‘ was given by Moraene Roberts, an ATD activist in London, to reflect what happens when two streams merge into a river: they can never again be separated. Each stream is mixed with the other, and both rush forward more powerful than before. Imagine if policy writing worked this way. Imagine if […]