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International Day of Charity 2021

Posted on 3rd September 2021

Global Solidarity to Eradicate Poverty

In 2012, United Nations General Assembly declared the ‘International Day of Charity’ on 5 September. The International Day of Charity was first celebrated on 5 September 2013.

International Day of Charity is celebrated on the Anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 “for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace.”. She died on 5 September 1997.

Advocacy Matters works with disabled people facing multiple issues often driven by poverty. Disabled people living in poverty are among the most stigmatised and marginalised peoples. Living in isolation, excluded from their communities, often from the education systems, from healthcare and other vital services. Sometimes, they’re even hidden away by their families.

Read Gareth’s Story.

We can support people like Gareth to have a voice and to have choices in their lives. We can ensure their rights are upheld and their income maximised.

Please donate to Advocacy Matters so we can continue alleviate the effects of poverty for  disabled people.