Humanrights, poverty and education are related in different perspectives.This article gives a very interesting relationship. The two basicissues addresses by the article are freedom from poverty andrelationship between education and human rights. It is important tonote that education is a basic constitute of the UniversalDeclaration of Human Rights meaning it is not a secondary derivativeof the requirements of the declaration. The education provided for inthe declaration is aimed at promoting the realization of thefundamental human rights and freedoms. Nonetheless, the declarationfocuses on the education as a human right rather than human righteducation. Education as a human right is equally important as humanright education. Freedom from poverty is considered as a fundamentalhuman right. This is because individuals suffering from extremepoverty have nothing they can claim. Additionally, the ability ofthese individuals to move out of poverty is dependent on moralresponsibility and good will of the elite in the society. It is alsoimportant to note that the extreme poverty is as a result of nationalpolicies as well as social, political and economic policies ratherthan wrong choices and individual mistakes. Human right education isessential in the understanding of the ways through which human rightsare violated. It is also required in the advocating for therecognition of human rights. The article draws examples from theBengal famine to illustrate how human right education is essential inthe identification of the conditions and factors that contribute tosevere poverty (Dhillon, 2011). As an individual who is concernedwith human sufferings and the human suffering associated with it, therelationship between poverty, education and human rights is veryessential. The article has introduced a new understanding of one ofthe most important issue in modern world, freedom from severepoverty.
Dhillon,P. (2011). The Role of Education in Freedom from Poverty as a HumanRight, EducationalPhilosophy and Theory,Vol. 43, No. 3.