Human wrongs

Irene Khan, the first woman and the first Asian Secretary General of Amnesty International was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize in 2006. Her book The Unheard Truth has become available in an Indian reprint from Viva Books.

Despite economic growth in almost every corner of the world over the last decade, billions of people still live in poverty. Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan claims that economic analyses do not provide a full picture and economic solutions alone cannot end the problems of poverty. In a bracing argument enriched with her personal experiences and case studies from around the world, Khan sees poverty as the world’s worst human rights crisis because it traps people in a vicious cycle of deprivation, insecurity, exclusion, and voicelessness. She argues that the foremost challenge is the empowerment of poor people, and makes a passionate and urgent plea for action to uphold human rights in the fight to end poverty.

Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
says "Poverty is the world’s worst human rights crisis and this book makes a powerful statement about not only why but how we can turn the tide."

In our Development Studies and Law sections, Rs 495, 270 pages in hardcover. ISBN: 9788130913162

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