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October 23, 2013

Homeless in France recount struggles via #Tweets2Rue

Using social media, five French men share their experiences as homeless citizens.
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Two homeless people protect themselves against cold weather in the streets of Paris, France, 15 December 2009. (EPA/LUCAS DOLEGA)

A new initiative is giving homeless people in France a platform to share their daily experiences via Twitter. The project, #Tweets2Rue or "Tweets from the Street", features five homeless men documenting their struggles through personal Twitter accounts. 
 
The French Foundation of Abbé Pierre partnered with three organisations to launch #Tweets2Rue to mark the October 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
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