Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Article 25: Right to an adequate standard of living

 On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It has been translated into more than 350 languages worldwide, and more than 100 African languages. The full text of its 30 articles in English can be found by clicking the subsequent links.

Infringement of my Rights- NOW WHAT DO I DO?
Article 25: Right to an adequate standard of living 

  1. Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
  2. Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection. 

Okay, so I know my rights are being infringed upon.  I have felt this for a long time.

Here are 10 Reasons Why I felt that my rights are being infringed upon, so I am creating this list

1) for all single moms who had to go on the system...and been totally abused by it.
2) for everyone who worked so hard to pay off the stupid student loans only to have it backfire and blow up in there face. (
3) For everyone who took fraudulent courses that claimed things that couldn't teach and totally screwed peoples lives (happens all the time)
4) For all the people injured on the job and WCB screwed them over by not retraining or helping in some way.
5) For all the people who pay into the E.I. system but can not get it because they quit, were fired, or because they only want to work part-time. Even if they quit because the employer was making their life hell from low wages, over work, mentally/verbally abusing
6) For all the people that feel defeated and walked over and stomped on by society and the government.
7) For the people that know their body is used up, that if they take another labour job they will NOT live a long life because they have to take care of it the best they can from the hard labour they did in their younger years.
8) For the people who know that they could probably get a disability pension but don't want to live a life groveling to the system, because it is TOO low to support them but if they make any money the system will demand it back or cut them off.
9) For the children, who live with their parents stress, day in and out, who are scared when there is no money or food and love their parents very much but worry about them. Children can not grow healthy and to their GREATEST capability when they have to deal with this every day of their lives.
10) For the family and friends of those who see their family member suffer but not be in a position to help. For the stress, the burden and destruction family relationships that poverty creates because no one knows what to do, or how to help and instead end up judging and blaming of the impoverished.

I WANT JUSTICE!! I am sick of people making us feel like we are bad, we did something wrong, and we don't deserve to have food, shelter and the things that we need to survive in today's world.


The right is enshrined in Article 11 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights:
1. The States Parties to the present Covenant recognize the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living for himself and his family, including adequate food, clothing and housing, and to the continuous improvement of living conditions. The States Parties will take appropriate steps to ensure the realization of this right, recognizing to this effect the essential importance of international co-operation based on free consent.
2. The States Parties to the present Covenant, recognizing the fundamental right of everyone to be free from hunger, shall take, individually and through international co-operation, the measures, including specific programmes, which are needed:
(a) To improve methods of production, conservation and distribution of food by making full use of technical and scientific knowledge, by disseminating knowledge of the principles of nutrition and by developing or reforming agrarian systems in such a way as to achieve the most efficient development and utilization of natural resources;
(b) Taking into account the problems of both food-importing and food-exporting countries, to ensure an equitable distribution of world food supplies in relation to need.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child contains this right in Article 27:
1. States Parties recognize the right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child's physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development.
2. The parent(s) or others responsible for the child have the primary responsibility to secure, within their abilities and financial capacities, the conditions of living necessary for the child's development.
3. States Parties, in accordance with national conditions and within their means, shall take appropriate measures to assist parents and others responsible for the child to implement this right and shall in case of need provide material assistance and support programmes, particularly with regard to nutrition, clothing and housing.
4. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to secure the recovery of maintenance for the child from the parents or other persons having financial responsibility for the child, both within the State Party and from abroad. In particular, where the person having financial responsibility for the child lives in a State different from that of the child, States Parties shall promote the accession to international agreements or the conclusion of such agreements, as well as the making of other appropriate arrangements. 

I just wanted to add this at the bottom here. 
Please JUSTIN keep your promise 
Our plan will lift Canadians out of poverty starting immediately after the next election.
We will introduce a new Canada Child Benefit. Tax-free, tied to income and delivered monthly, this benefit provides greater support to those who need help most: single-parent families and low-income families. It will lift 315,000 children out of poverty.

We will help to lift hundreds of thousands of seniors out of poverty by increasing the Guaranteed Income Supplement for single low-income seniors by ten percent. This will give one million of our most vulnerable seniors – who are often women – almost $1,000 more each year.

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