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Poverty as an Abuse of Human Rights in Ghana.: A grass roots perspective on poverty and human rights.
Dalarna University, School of Education and Humanities, History.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

The study aimed at getting a grass root opinion on poverty and why Ghana is still poor after 50 years of independence in spite of her richness in natural resources, second largest producer of cocoa in the word and appreciable stable political environment. The opinions of the ordinary people in the Bia district and their observed living conditions was analysed in line with theoretical basis of the study and previous studies to justify the stance that poverty should be considered as an abuse of human rights. It was concluded based on position of informants and previous data available that though many factors have been raised by previous scholars as the cause of poverty, the actions and inactions of both internal and external power-holders is the main source of poverty in Ghana. It was proposed that for poverty to be reduced in a sustainable way there should be strong civil society groups and active citizens through civic education to hold power-holders accountable. Until the actions and inactions of power-holders which have subjected many Ghanaians into intergenerational poverty are seen as human rights abuse, the rights of many Ghanaians would be constantly abused. This will eventually defeat the promotion of human rights culture in Ghana.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Falun, 2009. , 79 p.
Keyword [en]
Human Rights, Poverty-Concept and Definition, Ghana, Economy, Why Poor/Causes, Grass roots Perspective, Bia District, BPPP, Bia Paradox, Poverty as Abuse, Seasonal poverty, Fighting Poverty.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-4901OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:4901DiVA: diva2:518925
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Humanities, Theology
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Available from: 2010-08-19 Created: 2010-08-19 Last updated: 2012-04-24Bibliographically approved

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