Human Needs Are Human Rights

"Everyone, as a member of society… is entitled to realization... of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his [or her] dignity." 

— Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 22

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights guarantees not only civil and political rights like freedom of expression and the right to a fair trial, but also economic, social and cultural rights like access to health care, adequate housing, and a healthy environment. Recognizing the interdependence of all human rights, the Demand Dignity Campaign works to advance ESCR, especially for people living in poverty.
As Amnesty International has documented, people living in poverty are at greater risk of:

Join Amnesty International in fighting for economic, social and cultural rights. Join us in demanding dignity.

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