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.