Understanding the Rights based Approach and it's Role in Poverty Reduction

Munyao, Wambua Leonard
February 2013
International Journal of Humanities & Social Science;Feb2013, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p276
Academic Journal
Proper understanding of the rights based approach is key to it's effective use in eradication of poverty. Poverty in rights based development is viewed as a condition resulted by violation of the poor man's social cultural and economic rights. Proper understanding of the role of the government as a duty bearer is key to effective advocacy in championing the rights of the poor people. Proper understanding of the role of this poverty reducing strategy enables stake holder appreciate the need to empower the government as duty bearer as well as building the capacity of the poor people as duty holders. Rights based approach addresses poverty by promoting good governance whereby the state governs bearing in mind it's role of protecting the rights of the duty bearers. The approach further brings about social justice as well enabling achieving of the millennium development goals in a country. By monitoring the national budgets effective advocacy is attained.


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