Poverty - A human Tragedy
Poverty is a global challenge with social, economic, and political dimensions. It can result from a combination of factors, including lack of access to education, employment opportunities, healthcare, social services, and discrimination. Efforts to address poverty often involve a combination of economic policies, social programs, and initiatives aimed at improving access to education, healthcare, and sustainable livelihoods. There are diverse views on the causes of poverty, from the capitalist, socialist, globalist, economists and the human rightists’ views However, no one can deny that it is a human tragedy that is destined and invitable.
Meaning of Poverty
The UN’s approach to poverty measurement recognizes the multidimensional nature of poverty, emphasizing that poverty is not solely about income but involves a range of interconnected factors. By adopting a holistic view and employing tools like the MPI, the UN aims to guide policies and interventions that address various dimensions of well-being and contribute to sustainable development and poverty eradication
Can we survive poverty?
Poverty has far-reaching and profound impacts on individuals, families, and communities. The effects of poverty are interconnected and can manifest in various aspects of life. Some of the key impacts of poverty include:
Solutions of poverty
Addressing poverty requires a multifaceted and comprehensive approach that considers economic, social, and structural factors. Here are some potential solutions to alleviate and eradicate poverty:
Hindrances of solutions of Poverty
Despite efforts to address poverty, several hindrances can undermine the effectiveness of solutions. These obstacles often vary in nature and complexity. Here are some common hindrances to poverty reduction efforts:
A reflection on Poverty
Poverty is a persistent mayhem of human civilization and the main cause of this tragic human suffering is due to the fallacy of human beings. When our society focuses on the right track on how our human civilization should be managed, we can overcome all the manacles that restrain our development for betterments and impediments that impaired our solutions to overcome poverty. However, such resolution is easier set than done.
Questions for review
The attempt to eradicate poverty is futile. How far do you agree?
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Children play outside a metal polishing work-shop in the Shivnagar Mohalla slum in Moradabad district in Uttar Pradesh, India. To end poverty in all its forms everywhere is Goal 1 of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Overall, action to meet the SDGs is not yet advancing at the speed or scale required by 2030. Photo: UNICEF/Niklas Halle’n
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