International Day Against Poverty and Inequality

17th October is International Day Against Poverty and Inequality. A day of international observance celebrated annually around the world. This day was first commemorated in 1987 when 100,000 people gathered on the Human Rights and Liberties Plaza at the Trocadero, Paris to honour victims of poverty, hunger, violence and fear. In 1992 the UN officially designated this day to focus on the eradication of poverty. This is a day to promote dialogue and understanding between people living in poverty and their communities and society at large. It is a day to acknowledge the efforts and struggles of people living in poverty, they can make their concerns heard and it can be a moment to recognise that poor people are in the forefront of the fight against poverty.