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Year 2013

Days against Poverty 2013

Days against Poverty are an important tool of public education for nine years. They represent annual peak Czechia against Poverty campaign.

Objectives :

  • raise awareness about the campaign (content, objectives, possibilities of participation and support)
  • gain awareness and support to the MDGs in general and explain why it is important that the Czech Republic continues to help even when is facing the impacts of the crisis
  • attract media attention (to the campaign and its contents)
  • remind politicians of their responsibility for the obligations of the Czech Republic

In 2013 we launched Days against Poverty on September 2, with the highlight terms on Oct. 5 - International Teachers' Day , October 7 - World Day for Decent Work and October 17 - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The end was December 10 - International Human Rights Day.

Days against Poverty took place in 25 cities: Brno, Český Krumlov, Havířov, Cheb, Chrudim, Frýdek-Místek, Mohelnice, Náchod, Karlovy Vary, Karviná, Litomyšl, Olomouc, Opava, Orlová, Ostrava, Pardubice, Praha, Prostějov, Přerov, Soběsuky, Šumperk, Ústí nad Labem, Valašské Meziříčí, Vsetín, Žďár nad Sázavou.

Events had different forms - information stands, public meetings, concerts, information days in organizations and institutions, street events and happenings, activities for children and their parents. All often combined with information about fair trade, including the offer of fair trade products.


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  • People in developing countries are poor because they are lazy and don’t work much.
  • Child labour is not a bad thing; children learn responsibility, and it’s better when at least someone works.
  • Developing countries are governed by corrupt officials who misuse aid and do not know how to work with it.
  • Even low-paying work helps the poor in developing countries. The wave of corporations from wealthy to poor countries means more work for the poor and, hence, an improved standard of living.
  • People in developing countries are much more violent than people in the west and are continually at war with one another.
  • We only pour enormous amounts of money into poor countries and have nothing in return.
  • We do not need the countries of the south.
  • People from poor countries lack sufficient supplies of food due to overpopulation.



Myths and legends from the unknown world
Myths and legends from the unknown world

Author: Tomáš Tožička 

Published by: Glopolis, Prague 2013

Let’s take a look at certain myths about developing countries that can be heard on the streets or even from politicians and the media.

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There can be no development, no lasting peace on the planet, if women continue to be relegated to subservient and often dangerous and back-breaking roles in society. Goal 3

Goal 3
Promote gender equality and empower women

Illustrations to MDGs were created by students of Hollar Graphic School in Prague