Jornada mundial da recusa da pobreza
«October 17, 1987,

On this day, defenders of human and civil rights from every continent gathered here. They paid homage to the victims of hunger, ignorance and violence. They affirmed their conviction that human misery is not inevitable. They pledged their solidarity with all people who, throughout the world, strive to eradicate extreme poverty.

“Wherever human beings are condemned to live in extreme poverty, human rights are violated. To come together to ensure that these rights be respected is our solemn duty.”

Joseph Wresinski (fundador do movimento ATD 4º Mundo)

(texto da lage comemorativa em honra das vítimas da pobreza extrema, na Praça do Trocadéro em Paris)

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