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The Resource The unheard truth : poverty and human rights, Irene Khan ; with David Petrasek ; foreword by Kofi Annan

The unheard truth : poverty and human rights, Irene Khan ; with David Petrasek ; foreword by Kofi Annan

Label
The unheard truth : poverty and human rights
Title
The unheard truth
Title remainder
poverty and human rights
Statement of responsibility
Irene Khan ; with David Petrasek ; foreword by Kofi Annan
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Despite economic growth in almost every corner of the world over the last decade, billions of people still live in poverty. Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan claims that economic analyses do not provide a full picture and economic solutions alone cannot end the problems of poverty. In an argument enriched with her personal experiences and case studies from around the world, Khan sees poverty as the world's worst human rights crisis because it traps people in a vicious cycle of deprivation, insecurity, exclusion, and voicelessness. She argues that the foremost challenge is the empowerment of poor people, and makes a passionate and urgent plea for action to uphold human rights in the fight to end poverty."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
"Despite economic growth in almost every corner of the world over the last decade, billions of people still live in poverty. Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan claims that economic analyses do not provide a full picture and economic solutions alone cannot end the problems of poverty. In an argument enriched with her personal experiences and case studies from around the world, Khan sees poverty as the world's worst human rights crisis because it traps people in a vicious cycle of deprivation, insecurity, exclusion, and voicelessness. She argues that the foremost challenge is the empowerment of poor people, and makes a passionate and urgent plea for action to uphold human rights in the fight to end poverty."--BOOK JACKET
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328855
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DLC
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Khan, Irene
Dewey number
330
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Petrasek, David
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  • Poverty
  • Human rights
  • Poor
Target audience
adult
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poverty and human rights
Label
The unheard truth : poverty and human rights, Irene Khan ; with David Petrasek ; foreword by Kofi Annan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The world's worst human rights crisis -- Freedom and its critics : why 'voice' matters -- Freedom from discrimination : ending exclusion -- Living in fear : securing rights -- Poverty trapped -- Needless deaths : the right to safe motherhood -- The global slum : winning the right to the city -- Commodities boom, rights bust -- Claiming rights : legal empowerment to end poverty -- From acknowledgement to action : a campaign for the rights of poor people
Control code
000043810813
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 250 p.
Isbn
9780393337006
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The unheard truth : poverty and human rights, Irene Khan ; with David Petrasek ; foreword by Kofi Annan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The world's worst human rights crisis -- Freedom and its critics : why 'voice' matters -- Freedom from discrimination : ending exclusion -- Living in fear : securing rights -- Poverty trapped -- Needless deaths : the right to safe motherhood -- The global slum : winning the right to the city -- Commodities boom, rights bust -- Claiming rights : legal empowerment to end poverty -- From acknowledgement to action : a campaign for the rights of poor people
Control code
000043810813
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 250 p.
Isbn
9780393337006
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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