International Human Rights Day

Poverty is a cause and a product of human rights violations


It is this double edge that makes poverty probably the gravest human rights challenge in the world. The links between human rights and poverty should be obvious:  People whose rights are denied-victims of discrimination or persecution, for example- are more likely to be poor. Generally they find it harder or impossible to participate in the labour market and have little or no access to basic services and resources. Human Rights and Poverty  


To: Migrant Workers around the Globe.


Today, December 10, 2006 is “International Human Rights Day


International Convention on the protection of the rights of all migrant workers and members of their families; Part III: Human Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families, Article  13.2 states: 


Migrant workers and members of their families shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art or through any other media of their choice“.


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