International Day For The Eradication Of Poverty

In 1992, the United Nations designated October 17 as World Poverty Eradication Day. This year’s theme: Building forward together, Ending Persistent Poverty is Respecting all People and our Planet.

The purpose of this naming is to recognize the struggles of the poor and to convey their voice to governments and ordinary citizens. Contrary to popular belief, the world’s food supply is now sufficient to feed the entire population of the world, but the problem of access to food resources and lack of productivity in food production and distribution makes food People do not reach “enough” or “not at all”.

International Day For The Eradication Of Poverty

This statistic is related to world poverty. Hunger is now causing more deaths than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. One-ninth of the world’s population suffers from hunger.

Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of hunger in the world; In this area, one out of every four people suffers from hunger. Malnutrition accounts for 45% of annual under-5 mortalities, with 3.1 million deaths.

One in six children in developing countries; That means a total of 100 million people in these countries are underweight. If women farmers had access to the same resources as farmer men, the number of hungry people in the world would now be only 150 million.

66 million school-age children attend their classes in a state of starvation, most of whom live in developing countries, and only 23 millions of whom are from African countries.

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty emphasizes the need, obligation, and urgency to end poverty. In fact, with the celebration of this day, it becomes especially important to pay attention to this dilemma, which has become a pervasive and global phenomenon. Now we have to see what poverty means.

Poverty has always been considered a problem of human societies and in a wide range of worldwide researchers, experts, and relevant organizations. Although in developed and developing countries, poverty has a different severity and trajectory, it must be acknowledged. Poverty is recognized as an inevitable phenomenon in all human societies, both developed and developing.

The issue of poverty and poverty alleviation is a global issue. But poverty is not a simple phenomenon that can be defined from one or more perspectives. Due to the multidimensional nature of poverty, it is difficult to define it precisely. In simple terms, the inability to meet the minimum needs for food, housing, clothing, and education is rooted in poverty, and this situation can be achieved by not having equal employment opportunities. Social discrimination is also exacerbated.

It should be said that poverty has different definitions and can be studied from several angles, which are subject to change according to social, political, economic, and cultural developments. According to economist theorists and experts, poverty is seen as a lack of resources for access to food, participation in activities, and deprivation of basic capabilities that can vary over time and place. Poverty is purely relative.

According to the latest United Nations report released recently, 805 million people, or about one-ninth of the world’s population, are currently starving and not having enough food to eat and stay healthy. On World Poverty Eradication Day, the issue of hunger is one of the most important issues addressed. The latest UN report also points to a promising trend in reducing world hunger; Since 1990, the number of hungry people in the world has decreased by more than 200 million. That number has risen to 100 million over the past decade.

The event dates back to 1987 when 100,000 people rallied in Paris in support of victims of poverty, hunger, violence, and fear. The aim of the protest, which was initially only to convey the voices of poverty victims to governments and ordinary citizens, expanded to include what the United Nations called “World Poverty Day” a few years later in 1992. World Poverty Day is linked. The efforts of this social activist as the founder of the ATD FOURTH WORLD movement paved the way that only five years after his death in 1992, the UN General Assembly declared this day World Poverty Day. An inscription engraved on Resinsky’s memorial stone has become the motto of those fighting poverty around the world:

“Wherever men and women are sentenced to live in extreme poverty, it means a violation of human rights.”

Silent Victims of Poverty

Poverty endangers the lives of people, especially children and adolescents, both physically and mentally. Their families are preventing and tackling this problem globally. According to global statistics, more people are dying due to poverty and hunger than those who have died in military conflicts so far. The lives of poor people are threatened and seriously challenged every day by the lack of food, shelter, and lack of access to essential services. On the one hand, these people live in insecure conditions and are forced to suffer, disgrace and disgrace. On the other hand, these silent victims are unjustly considered as promoters of crime and violence in society and are considered a threat to social order and stability.

Lasting peace can only be achieved if human societies can guarantee, protect and respect the fundamental rights and freedoms of their citizens. The social transformation necessary for peace and tranquility in society is also provided only through the active and equal participation of the people of that society. But poverty as an independent variable breaks these equations. The question here is whether How can such blatant and pervasive discrimination against people suffering from poverty build a society of peace and equality?

Now it is necessary to find and implement effective and efficient strategies and strategies that can be taken to take a fundamental step in the eradication of poverty. It is no secret that due to the extent of poverty, the government and its executive policies alone can address This will not be a social problem, and if the participation of popular institutions is not done, no effective step will be taken to eliminate and eradicate this problem, and we will continue to see the deprivations and sufferings of the vulnerable and injured sections of society. 

Where to start?

Our main activity at Hope Donors is fighting poverty.

Provide stationery for poor students

Since the phenomenon of poverty has many dimensions and is widespread, just looking at government strategies and actions not only does not help effectively but in some cases, involving the public sector in this area, reduces its power in other areas. It weakens it. Therefore, the importance of the work of non-governmental organizations in this field is evident.

Hope Donners Charity is well aware of the direct relationship between poverty and self-esteem and human dignity on the one hand, and the citizenship rights of its compatriots on the other. While preserving the dignity and self-esteem of the covered people, we should take action in the field of talent development, recovery, and rehabilitation of their morale and empowerment, and take an effective step towards poverty alleviation from the world.