Speaking for Ourselves

The ATD Fourth World Youth Group in New York has contributed to the report “The State of the World’s Children: Children in an Urban World” that has been launched on the 28th of February 2012. In this collective article young people present the rougher side of this famous city. Violence, lack of resources and opportunities, overpopulation, constant changes are among the mayor challenges they face. They speak also about change: “By living through so many of the injustices associated with growing up in under-resourced neighbourhoods, we’ve gained the knowledge we need to start the process of change, change that will create places where all families are treated with respect and dignity”.

The State of the World’s Children: Children in an Urban World