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Goal 1: Fight against poverty

« End poverty in all its forms, everywhere »

 

Extreme poverty has been reduced by more than half since 2000. However, 1 in 10 people still live below the international poverty line ($ 1.90 per day) and more than 11% of the world still lives in extreme poverty, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.

 

Poverty cannot be reduced to insufficient income: it also includes hunger and malnutrition, discrimination, lack of participation in decision-making and limited access to basic services such as health, security, and education.

 

Children are the main victims of extreme poverty, followed by women, who are often prevented from accessing education and better income.

 

One of the desirable solutions to this crisis is a better distribution of economic growth in order to create sustainable jobs and promote equality. Solid state institutions must be able to establish social protection systems capable of alleviating the suffering of populations vulnerable to economic crises or climate change.

 

Three ODDATARA documentaries illustrate the fight against poverty from several perspectives. You can discover the story of Sofia and Ruhksana, Indian artisans who left a precarious life by integrating fair trade, overcoming the discrimination they suffered as women and immigrants. You can also discover Dominique Chambriard and the cutlers of Thiers, who managed to make a decent living from their craft by uniting as a brotherhood.