Link to Questionnaire - http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/poverty/consultation/docs/QuestionnaireFinal.pdf
Women are the highest number of extremely poor in the world, and increasing. This has a major negative impact on women's human rights, gender equality, women's empowerment, and the cycle of poverty repeated in subsequent generations.
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO HAVE THE VIEWS OF WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS, PROGRAMS ADDRESSING GENDER ISSUES, INDIVIDUAL WOMEN, by response to this ATTACHED QUESTIONNAIRE.
Due June 1, 2011
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UN Independent Expert on Human Rights & Extreme Poverty
Ms. Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona ( Chile ), since May 2008
Report on the Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights - The Progress report of the Independent expert on the question of human rights and extreme poverty on how to improve the draft guiding principles on extreme poverty and human rights is now available online. The independent expert will present this report to the Human Rights Council next 15 September.
Click here to read the report.
18. The guiding principles should recall that States parties to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights are required to directly provide minimum essential levels of all economic, social and cultural rights when individuals or groups are unable, for reasons beyond their control, to realize these human rights by means at their disposal....
21. Poverty is not an inevitable phenomenon. It is frequently a result of actions and omissions by those in charge of State policies and other powerful economic entities....
22. The deprivations faced by persons living in extreme poverty are often imperceptible and go far beyond lack of income. Social exclusion and discrimination are major causes and consequences of poverty. Due to discrimination, groups such as women, children, racial and ethnic minorities, migrants and non-citizens, refugees, indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and older persons, encounter greater challenges accessing income, assets and services and are thus particularly vulnerable to poverty....