Poverty Stone – an Inner City Project

This week in Pavee Point we were delighted to take part in a North Inner City project to mark the 10th Anniversary of the unveiling of the Dublin Human Rights and Poverty Stone.

Travellers showed solidarity with other groups, and also highlighted the issue of Traveller poverty, by writing their human rights messages on stones.

Since the unveiling of the first Human Rights and Poverty Stone on the Trocadero Plaza in Paris more than 50 stones have been unveiled across the world and have become rallying points for people from all walks of life to eradicate poverty.

This workshop was organised by ATD (All Together in Dignity) Ireland and these stones will be included in a display that will be launched on the 17th of October to mark the UN day for the Eradication of Poverty.

“Wherever men and women are condemned to live in poverty, human rights are violated,” Joseph Wresinksi, founder of ATD Fourth World, an organisation set up to destroy poverty.

Pierre Klein from ATD Ireland.
Joseph Wresinksi, founder of ATD Fourth World in France.