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Economic Human Rights Violations Experiences by Women With Children in the United States
Families in Society
  • Sarah E. Twill, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Samantha Fisher
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Abstract
In 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations. Economic human rights are expressed in Articles 23, 25, and 26. The UDHR requires that poverty be seen not just as an unfortunate living condition but also as a violation of human rights. In this study, 20 women with children were educated about the UDHR and interviewed in order to understand their stories of poverty through the lens of rights violations. Implications for reframing poverty as a rights violations and how social workers can advocate for policies that promote the well-being of families are discussed.
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© 2010 Alliance for Children and Families

DOI
10.1606/1044-3894.4033
Citation Information
Sarah E. Twill and Samantha Fisher. "Economic Human Rights Violations Experiences by Women With Children in the United States" Families in Society Vol. 91 Iss. 4 (2010) p. 356 - 362 ISSN: 1044-3894
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sarah_twill/1/