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Our demands

By setting out 3 requirements, Emmaus International makes 6 demands

Welcoming the most vulnerable with dignity, no matter their suffering
N°1

Welcoming the most vulnerable with dignity, no matter their suffering

This demand is generally met with incredulous comments such as: “This is a utopia!”  Or…

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Protect fundamental rights by promoting the collective management of the commons
N°3

Protect fundamental rights by promoting the collective management of the commons

Privatising a public good or service means “commodifying” it and…

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Ensuring women's access to political and economic life, and combatting inequalities and violence against women
N°4

Ensuring women's access to political and economic life, and combatting inequalities and violence against women

In most countries and cultures, despite efforts made over the…

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Developing economic activities that guarantee the respect of social and environmental rights
N°5

Developing economic activities that guarantee the respect of social and environmental rights

Productivism, deregulation of international trade, the unbridled pursuit of growth, optimisation of profits…

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Recognising actors of the ethical and solidarity economy and giving them priority
N°6

Recognising actors of the ethical and solidarity economy and giving them priority

Squandering resources, creating artificial needs, programmed obsolescence, overconsumption, proliferation of waste... these…

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Our Voices Matter

Listen to the testimonies of Emmaus members

This is not another report, it’s a wake-up call

A Global Report for local, global, and vital solutions 

To counteract a profoundly unequal system which is gathering speed, destroying the planet, undermining democracy, and laying waste to the world, this report proposes collective action based on three requirements to end poverty once and for all: 

  • Involving vulnerable people so that they can play a full role in society—a lasting society cannot be built on fear, withdrawal, rejection, or domination.  
  • Placing the common good at the heart of public policy—freedom and peace are no more than a temporary illusion without social justice. 
  • Building an economy which truly serves human beings and their environment—other models are possible, and the current pandemic is clear proof of the need for these. 
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Our alternatives

Demand n°1

Unconditional welcome, the cornerstone of Emmaus’ vision

Unconditional welcome has been the cornerstone of the movement since its beginnings.…

Demand n°1

Migration policies based on unconditional welcome

The Organisation for Universal Citizenship (OUC) was set up in…

Demand n°2

Learning a trade and finding your place in society: an example of liberating education in Brazil

The Emmaus Recife group in Brazil runs a liberating education programme through the Emmaus…

Demand n°2

Involvement of companions in the democratic life of Emmaus in the United Kingdom.

In the UK, Emmaus groups offer companions the opportunity to…

Demand n°3

Water management in the hands of the people in Benin

Around Lake Nokoué, for several years nearly 100,000 villagers have…

Demand n°3

Community-based housing for the poorest in the United States

Becoming a homeowner is a key issue for families in…

Demand n°4

Putting a stop to gender inequalities in land ownership in Burkina Faso

In Burkina Faso, men control land management in rural areas where traditional practices still…

Demand n°4

Combatting patriarchal oppression of young brides in Bangladesh

The tradition of early marriages is still very much alive…

Demand n°5

Winning social and environmental rights for Emmaus groups

Thanks to waste collection and recycling activities carried out by…

Demand n°5

The role of the most excluded in the battle against agrochemicals and for organic peasant agriculture in India

In the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Emmaus Kudumbam has helped landless peasants…

Demand n°6

Mutual health organisations, guaranteeing the right to healthcare for the most disadvantaged

Health is recognised as a fundamental right by numerous international…

Demand n°6

Emmaus’ role is recognised by public policy in Navarre

The Emmaus community of Pamplona has turned its working practices…

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