- Chronic poverty is unacceptable in the 21st Century, and can be overcome through harnessing public opinion and political will.
- The abuse of human rights, whether political, civil, social, economic or cultural, is a crime that should not be tolerated.
- All living creatures have rights.
- Destruction of the environment is a crime against Mother Earth and all the people, animals and plants who live on it.
- Sustainable elimination of poverty is only possible if all people have their human rights respected and fulfilled, and the environment is protected for future generations.
- We all have a responsibility to help make this a reality:
“In the struggle between the weak and the powerful, to do nothing is not to be neutral; it is to side with the powerful against the weak”.
We also believe that:
- All people have equal value, but priority should be given to the needs of those particularly disadvantaged.
- The poor and the oppressed are best placed to determine their own needs and priorities.
- We can all learn from each other.
We aim to work in ways that:
- Build the capacity of the groups we are involved with so their efforts can be sustained.
- Identify appropriate solutions and courses of action in partnership with these groups, rather than imposing standard solutions out of a box.
- Are of the highest quality possible.