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Images of the World Forum of Alternatives!

See some the highlights of the conferences, workshops, cultural moments, big march and United Nation event realized in the framework of the Forum of Alternatives, which took place in Geneva from 17 to 20 September 2018.

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Fighting the good fight: Declaring war on the structural causes of poverty 

Rasmane Zinaba, member of the national coordination committee of Balai Citoyen (The Citizen’s Broom) tells us about the history and current objectives of this grassroots social movement, created in Burkina Faso in 2013 amid a very difficult political situation.

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A side event at the United Nations to defend fundamental rights

Following in the footsteps of Abbé Pierre, who contributed to writing article 29 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Emmaus spoke at the United Nations on Thursday 20 September, at the end of the March. 

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"Speaking out is to face up to and challenge authority"

Yvonne Toba, spokesperson for the No Vox movement in Côte d'Ivoire, was at the first edition of the Forum of Alternatives. She explains the ongoing fight in her country against the monopolisation of natural resources.

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David Sinza, Emmaus Buenaventura: one of the photographers of the Forum

David Sinza, member of Emmaus Buenaventura in Colombia, has participated to the World Forum of Alternatives. Gifted with real skills for photography, he covered the whole event with very nice pictures.

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The Forum in the Eyes of the Participants

Participants from groups in the four Emmaus regions tell us how they experienced the World Forum of Alternatives.

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Closing statement of the World Forum of Alternatives

The World Forum of Alternatives led with the most excluded was held in Geneva, Switzerland, upon invitation by Emmaus International and its allies: movements led by people living in poverty and deprivation and victims of all types of discrimination are speaking out. They want to keep using their voices, and will do so, expressing their determination not to submit to those who purport to speak for them or instead of them. 

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Gustave Massiah : “Cultural and ideological resistance is needed to implement alternatives”

Gustave Massiah (1938) is an engineer and economist. He is one of the leading figures of the alter globalist movement in France. Invited to the World Forum of Alternatives in Geneva, he answered our questions.

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