Poverty: a social construct


Workshop on the promotion and protection of economic, social and cultural rights in the context of the fight against inequalities in the recovery from the pandemic of COVID-19
(6-8 February 2023)

Poverty is not just the lack of income and monetary resources, but also the deprivation of virtually all economic, social and cultural rights: access to healthcare, training, housing, work, participation in decision-making.

At the root of poverty lie inequalities, which are a product of the orientation of policies in the economic and social fields. In other words, poverty is a social construct.

Read CETIM’s oral declaration in French

Categories Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Statements
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