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Poetry: Abbé Pierre’s hidden talent

Today as we celebrate World Poetry Day, it is the perfect time to discover some of Abbé Pierre’s writings that not everybody knows about. From adolescence to adulthood, Abbé Pierre never ceased to write poetry to express his outrage at injustice and his wonder at the beauty of nature.

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Challenges faced by women in India and the role of Emmaus groups fighting for women and their rights


To mark International Women’s Day and women’s rights, the representatives of the Emmaus groups in India tell us about the difficulties experienced by women in their country and the work carried out by the Emmaus groups (F.H.F., Kudumbam, Tara Projects, V.C.D.S.) to fight against the discrimination they suffer in order to improve their daily lives.

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Speech by Lucie Coutaz for young people - Faims & Soifs des hommes, April-May 1970

On this day dedicated to women, Emmaus International would like to pay homage to Lucie Coutaz, the woman who worked for over 37 years with Abbé Pierre and who did so much for the Emmaus movement. The speech that she wrote for young people in Faims & Soifs des hommes, no. 6-7, April-May 1970, pages 10-11 is one of the few texts that allows us to discover a little more about who she was.

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Grupo Aportes de Emmaus Uruguay's training workshops to help women develop their skills and gain self-confidence

For 21 years, Grupo Aportes de Emmaus Uruguay has been running training workshops on the reuse and manufacture of clothing and other items to enable mainly women and teenage girls to develop their skills and help them overcome their social vulnerability. Margarita Mariño and Lucía Puig, members of Grupo Aportes, explain these actions in more detail.

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"La planète des pauvres" : the incredible story of Louis Harenger, a companion at Neuilly-sur-Marne who travelled around the world in 1997 to visit the Emmaus communities.

Do you know the story of Louis Harenger? He was a companion at the Neuilly-sur-Marne community who travelled around the world by bicycle to meet all the Emmaus communities and companions around the globe who dedicate their lives to the most disadvantaged. He published his experiences in a book entitled "La planète des pauvres" with a preface by Abbé Pierre.

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