Dignity For All in Practice - The commitments we make together for social justice, peace, and the planet
Dignity for all in practice is the umbrella theme of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty for 2022-2023. The dignity of the human being is not only a fundamental right in itself but constitutes the basis of all other fundamental rights. Therefore, “Dignity” is not an abstract concept: it belongs to each and every one. Today, many people living in persistent poverty experience their dignity being denied and disrespected.
In a world characterized by an unprecedented level of economic development, technological means and financial resources, that millions of persons are living in extreme poverty is a moral outrage. Poverty is not solely an economic issue, but rather a multidimensional phenomenon that encompasses a lack of both income and the basic capabilities to live in dignity.
Persons living in poverty experience many interrelated and mutually reinforcing deprivations that prevent them from realizing their rights and perpetuate their poverty, including: dangerous work conditions ,unsafe housing, lack of nutritious food, unequal access to justice lack of political power, and limited access to health care.
Click here for: Dignity Voices - By International Committee for October 17
A podcast from the International Committee for October 17th to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. (2022)