A human rights-based approach to poverty puts people first. It begins from the premise that every person is equal in rights and dignity, with the fundamental human right to an adequate standard of living.
In our work to eliminate poverty, we examine the systems that create poverty and advance solutions for strengthening those systems. We call on every level of government to live up to their duty to respect, protect, and fulfill our human rights. We measure success by the impact that systems-level decisions have on people’s daily lives.