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Words into Action

By Pat Simmons
ISBN: 9780855983314
This work looks at obstacles which prevent poor people from claiming basic rights to which they are entitled, such as the widening prosperity gap, the world trade system and debt. It tells of the successes of people who are working, from village council to national government, for a better life for themselves, their families and communities.
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  • Synopsis
    This work looks at some of the main obstacles which prevent poor people from claiming the basic rights to which they are entitled, such as the widening prosperity gap, the world trade system and debt. It tells of the hard-won successes of people who are working at all levels, from village council to national government, for a better life for themselves, their families and their communities. The book uses case studies and examples taken from Africa, Asia and Latin America, information about global institutions and statistics to explain why poverty persists, what can be done to overcome it and the part everyone can play in the Oxfam Campaign. The Campaign calls upon organizations such as the World Bank, the United Nations and national governments to take action along with individuals against poverty.
  • Table of Contents
    Acknowledgements


    The Oxfam Global Charter for Basic Rights


    The Widening gap


    The vision that faded


    Stacking the odds against the poor


    Time for a new vision


    Basic rights and an end to poverty


    Caught in the poverty trap


    An agenda for change


    Campaigning for change


    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • Details
    Sub Title No
    Author Pat Simmons
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 112
    Format Paperback / softback