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Evicted from shelter and livelihood without a voice: Dignity for slum dwellers now!!!

Human Rights and poverty have always been dissociated from each other as though they were not interelated. However, the recent incedence of forced evictions for slum dwellers, increased maternal deaths and, livelessness for people living near industrial plants like Shell in Niger Delta Nigeria and Bhopal in India, the causal effect of one on the other has become more visible. A growing community of people with passion for these phenomena are demanding dignity for the victims.

Please read my own version of the interelation in the attachment below and if it touches you, please join the demand dignity campaign on Amnesty International's Web page at http://www.amnesty.org/en/demand-dignity

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Carri Pence's picture

Thanks so much for putting

Thanks so much for putting this valuable piece of news that should touch everyones heart and impact everyones mind. It is important for all to visit the Amnesty International website as much as possible due to their integrity and strong support for human rights. I encourage everyone to use Amnesty International as a tool to further understand the state of human rights on both a local and global sphere.

Luma, your document is inspiring. Thank you!

I completely agree with you that denying slum-dwellers the right to participate in decisions that affect them leads to more human rights violations, from lack of access to health services and water to forced evictions. The exclusion that people face only serves to drive their poverty deeper.

Take care

Jeremy

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