Demand Dignity

Everyone, everywhere has the right to live with dignity. No one should be denied their rights to adequate housing, food, water and sanitation, and to education and health care.

As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says (Article 22): "Everyone ... is entitled to realization ... of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his [or her] dignity."

Amnesty International documents how human rights violations drive and deepen poverty. People living in poverty have the least access to power to shape the policies of poverty and are frequently denied effective remedies for violations of their rights.

Amnesty International is working to hold governments, big business and other powerful actors to account for human rights violations that target people living in poverty, deepening that poverty.

Poverty and Human Rights Updates
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Mayor Mike Duggan has promised to help customers keep their water while the city develops payment plans and financial assistance for those who need it most.
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A year on from the Lampedusa shipwrecks, which claimed more than 500 lives, a new report highlights how the shameful inaction of EU countries has contributed to the deaths of thousands.  
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Five years on from a devastating earthquake in Haiti, tens of thousands of people remain homeless as government policy failures, forced evictions and short-term solutions have failed many who lost...