Everyone is born with fundamental, inalienable human rights. If we are to succeed in building an equitable and just society, these rights must be recognised and upheld at all times.
However, poverty denies many the rights to which they are entitled, and, if we are to succeed in creating the society our country deserves, we must recognise that the alleviation of this burden is a national responsibility we all share.
We must guarantee that the voices of those in need are heard so that each individual is empowered to advocate on their own behalf.
Finally, we must remove the obstacles that impede the path toward prosperity, to ensure that the gains we make in our fight against poverty are sustainable and permanent.