‘Beneficiaries’ are a homogeneous group with a single set of views; different
perspectives from different social groups need to be heard.
Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for health and well-being,
including food, clothing, housing, medical care and necessary social services.
Mahatma Gandhi spoke about how poverty is the worst form of violence, that it
robs human beings of their essential dignity, self-respect and human rights and
how it is one of the products of the cruelties and injustices of our social system.
Eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions is one of the greatest global
challenges for sustainable development. It sets out the need for everyone to have
access, ownership and control over productive resources and essential services.
Being underprivileged is more than just coming from a low-income background.
Underprivileged children don’t have access to quality education, shelter, healthy
food, and medical care. This makes them vulnerable to malnutrition, diseases, and
exploitation. While all of their troubles seem to be rooted in poverty, we cannot
discount the fact that deep-seated social problems also play a role. If we don’t help
them now, there’s a good chance that the generations after them will suffer the
All of us need food, clothing, and shelter. Unfortunately, not all of us have access
to them. Growing up poor deprives a child of a lot of things. I mean, how can they
prioritise school if they don’t even know where to get their next meal? Most of
them also run away from home or are forced to work at a young age. This is why
education is the most important thing we can give these kids. We’ll be helping
them become better and responsible adults who can contribute positively to
society. Even just treating them with kindness can go a long way.
Providing access to comprehensive healthcare services and ensuring universal
access to sexual and reproductive health is fundamental to poverty eradication,
gender equality and women’s empowerment. We must prevent and effectively
respond to all forms of violence and harmful practices against women and girls in
all spaces. Advancing women’s economic rights, freedom from violence and
harassment and granting equal opportunities in employment that limit women’s
access to income-generating opportunities, are crucial to the elimination of
We still have a long way to go to give everyone the normal and comfortable life