World Homelessness Day

The Right to live in a decent home.

Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms that “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.”

This right is one of the most important rights. A decent home is a necessary condition to build your life. Without a decent home, people lives in dispear and poverty.

Fighting poverty and inequality is also fighting the lack of a decent home, is fighting the inequalities that arose from the private houding market, is fighting for other forms of housing like social housing, communal forms of housing, housing for those who don’t find a solution on the market.

In this page we want to explore this Human Right.

World Homelessness Day

Last Thursday’s World Homelessness Day passed relatively unnoticed. If we ignore the problems we face, none of us will have the luxury of blindness on the matter this time next year. In each European country homelessness upsweeps with the auterity measures. The winter in view, our blindness will kill people on the street.

There’s a lot that governments can do. Create enough shelters in the first place. More important, give homeless people the means to find a home. Social inclusion is a priority for homeless people.

More on homelessness in America: homeless

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