17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere” explicitly recognizes that poverty results not from the lack of just one thing but from many different interrelated factors that affect the lives of people living in poverty.
This means we must go beyond seeing poverty merely as the lack of income or what is necessary for material well-being — such as food, housing, land, and other assets – in order to fully understand poverty in its multiple dimensions.
The theme this year – selected in consultation with activists, civil society and non-governmental organizations – highlights how important it is to recognize and address the humiliation and exclusion endured by many people living in poverty.
Dianova’s Institutional Stance
Modern and democratic societies have not been able to efficiently resolve the problems of poverty and social inequality and even in the more developed societies have significant poverty levels. Dianova understands that these situations are not only unfair, they are also undignified, in societies where resources are available to avoid problems of poverty and exclusion.
We sustain that adequate integration of all these groups leads to global benefits in social, economic and security terms. For this reason, we assume that, for practical and ethical reasons, the search for solutions to exclude poverty must be a basic social objective to achieve an equitable society.
Dianova supports and develops a set of initiatives that contributes to surpassing these situations of exclusion. In this sense, it understands that this sometimes involves confronting social, cultural and ideological stereotypes and issues.