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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 […]

POVERTY AND HUMAN RIGHTS.

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“I have often been asked what is the most serious form of human rights violation in the world today, and my reply is consistent: extreme poverty. “ Mary Robinson




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