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POVERTY REDUCTION AS A GOAL SOUNDS LOVELY, BUT THIS FAIRY TALE VISION OF DEVELOPMENT AND OF HUMAN RIGHTS BETRAYS A SERIOUS MISUNDERSTANDING OF POVERTY. (J. Hickel)

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Human rights: Food for a misunderstood thought   Human Rights Reader 417   -An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics. (Plutarch, ancient Greek biographer, 46–120 CE) -Be reminded that poverty, as such, is now classified as a human rights violation. (Francine Mestrum, CETIM) –Poverty is part […]

POVERTY IS WAY TOO OFTEN SEEN AS A PERSONAL FAILING WHEN, STRICTLY SPEAKING, IT IS RATHER A POLITICAL AND A HUMAN RIGHTS FAILING. (B. Mullaly)

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Food for a disparity reducing thought   Human Rights Reader 373   The reduction of extreme poverty is undeniable in some regions, but the reduction worldwide remains limited.* Just consider: 75% of the world’s people today have no access to basic social protection, a key human right (HR). Are we thus talking of clearly redistributive […]

OVERCOMING POVERTY IS NOT A GESTURE OF CHARITY. IT IS AN ACT OF JUSTICE. IT IS THE PROTECTION OF A FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN RIGHT: THE RIGHT TO DIGNITY AND TO A DECENT LIFE. (Nelson Mandela)

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Food for a multiply-by-dividing thought   Human Rights Reader 354   -Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made; it can thus be overcome and eradicated by man-made actions, i.e., by a far greater resolve on the part of states. -Poor people don’t ask for much; they don’t invade others’ spaces; but […]

POVERTY IS A RESULT OF DISEMPOWERMENT AND EXCLUSION. HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS ARE BOTH A CAUSE AND A CONSEQUENCE OF POVERTY. (UNFPA)

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  Food for a dignity reclaiming thought   Human Rights Reader 315   -The fact that we have so many poor people is sad. But that it always is the same people is definitely unfair. -Being poor, you do not complain, you are relegated to a position of accepting. (F. Monckeberg)   1. From a […]

HUMAN RIGHTS ARE NOT A TOOL THAT ACCEPTS POVERTY; HUMAN RIGHTS ARE A WAY TO FIGHT IT. (Julius Nyerere)

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Food for a tipping point thought   Human Rights Reader 263   -The fields of the poor may yield much food, but the same is swept away through injustice. (Proverbs 13:23) -If the rich could hire others to die for them, we, the poor, would make a nice living. (Mordechai the inn-keeper, in the musical […]




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