By Bonny Ibhawoh,

Amnesty International’s innovative Demand Dignity campaign aims to end global poverty by working to strengthen recognition and protection of the rights of the poor. The campaign demands the leadership, accountability and transparency that are essential to end the human rights violations that keep people poor.

According to Amnesty International, “This is a human rights crisis. Billions of people are suffering from insecurity, injustice and indignity around the world. The solution can only be found through a coordinated and concerted response rooted in human rights and the rule of law. This requires strong leadership.”

“This is a campaign about all rights. It is the combined abuse of civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights that drives and deepens poverty. By demanding dignity we are demanding that all states adopt and implement the laws, policies and practices that will end deprivation, insecurity, exclusion, and voicelessness.”

Human rights NGOs regularly launch project campaigns, but this is one campaign that I think is very well thought out and addresses an important and topical human rights issue squarely and holistically. It deserves the attention and support of everyone.


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