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Poverty is frequently a consequences as well as a cause of human rights abuse

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Poverty is frequently a consequences as well as a cause of human rights abuse (VIOLATION OF THE HUMAN RIGHT OF EDUCATION) His eyes gleamed with hatred as he motionlessly watched the foreign man walking towards the crude mud-built hut. He spat onto the floor stained by the blood of other boys of about the same age. He shot from the roof. The man fell almost instantaneously, the bag of penicillin he carried dropped and the content spilt. The boy agilely leaped down, he searched for food and money in the man's pockets but there was only a notepad and a pen. He flung them aside, carrying the rifle on his shoulder he went away with his empty stomach. Boys and girls like him are common in countries at war, they do not write, nor read, they barely know how their ...read more.


Since education is not prevalent in theses countries, low crop yields and crop failures are predictable. Without other source of income, poverty is then firmly rooted. Corruption of Governments at the same time deepens and exacerbates poverty. A person devoid of education possesses nothing but ignorance, and ignorance leads one nowhere but to distress and hopelessness. As uneducated citizens possess neither knowledge nor power, there is no way for them to complain and to bring remedy to the situation. The abuse of human rights directly leads to poverty. And as we dig deeper, we could see the origin of this abuse is actually poverty - it is a vicious cycle. Poverty is not sheer crumbs of bread and the crumbling remains of bricks and motors, it is the disclaimer of information, the dismissal of power and the denial of justice. ...read more.


If we do not want to contemplate any practical and realistic efforts to break out of poverty and human rights abuses, it will keep spinning around and eventually gets too big for the world to contain. The entire humankind will ultimately be trapped in it and burn into ashes of despair and agony. We have the rights, as well as the obligation to enjoy and promote respect for human rights, we should not let anyone of the human race suffer from inequality. Through education, delusion is erased, knowledge and power are endowed. It gives meaning to lives and prosperity and justice to humanity. For children who are the future of humanity, education will inform them of their rights and set them into the search of a meaningful life and a better world. Now, let us take action and wish that the boy will pick the paper and pen up in time. ...read more.

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