What are our Fundamental Right Economic, Social and Cultural Rights International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in 1976. It ensures the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights, including the rights to education. Food, Water, Shelter Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of Health care “The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition”. … Everyone has the right to privacy and to be treated with respect and dignity Education The Right to an Education is one of the most important principles in becoming a Rights Respecting School. Education is a key social and cultural right and plays an important role in reducing poverty and child labour. Furthermore, education promotes democracy, peace, tolerance, development and economic growth. The right to family Family life includes the right to have and maintain family relationships. It covers your right not to be separated from your family and to maintain contact if your family is split up. To decide if a relationship is covered by family life what matters is the closeness of the relationship rather than the legal status. Access to income and the right to work The right to work is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and recognized in international human rights law through its inclusion in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, where the right to work emphasizes economic, social and cultural development. The right to religion Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief, in worship, teaching practice and observance.