URH works to address root causes of poverty and inequality. We see poverty as a problem where people are deprived of opportunities, choices, resources, knowledge and protection. Poverty is something more than mere lack of income, health and education.
Persistent poverty and inequality is not just a violation of basic human rights of the people but it also undermines economic growth of a nation by wasting talents and human resources. It leads to a skewed society where power and decision-making remains in the hands of a few, leading to greater conflicts and undermining social cohesion.
We try to bring change in people’s lives.
- Effective participation of people in decisions affecting their lives, through articulation of their demands and rights
- Increased power and influence of poor people over distribution and use of public resources and assets
- Increased social inclusion of the poor
- Changes in ideas and beliefs to inform equitable development strategies