n South African Journal on Human Rights - Know your rights : exploring the connections between human rights and poverty reduction with specific reference to South Africa

Volume 21, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-7203



The purpose of this article is to explore and analyse the link between human rights and poverty on the one hand and the role human rights can and do play in poverty reduction on the other. Drawing on research conducted by the author, the article shows how levels of public awareness of human rights are directly linked to levels of poverty in South Africa. Lack of knowledge and public awareness of human rights is mainly prevalent among the poor. Any programme aimed at reducing poverty in South Africa should adopt a holistic strategy that not only incorporates a human rights approach but also addresses the question of the low levels of human rights education.

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