Human Rights plays a role in everyone’s life, but not everyone realizes it. It’s involved in every comment you make that includes someone different. Every near discriminatory “joke” you say. It affects people, even if it doesn’t affect you. Human rights means being able to hold hands with the person you love, work where you’re qualified to work without your skin color or sexual orientation being the reason you can’t; it means having the right to be human, making choices and mistakes.
Society has gotten to the point where people think it doesn’t matter what they say, that they think their comments and hate don’t affect other people. Humans are often hurtful towards each other, but I believe we all were born with the innate of compassion and love. These days, I see parents showing their kids what to think instead of how to think. I see people not being able to marry someone they love because they are the same gender, even though it is acceptable to marry someone then divorce the next day. People say gays aren’t socially acceptable, but the thing is, slavery was once the norm. I hear and see this type of thing everyday; people being ignorant and neglecting the notion that all humans are equal. I wish I didn’t see bias and prejudice, young and old, ignoring the fact that we’re the same. Humans aren’t born racist, homophobic or sexist. We were born equal. So why is it everyone is bent on believing that one life is less important than another?
The right to be who we’re destined to be belongs to everyone, not just people who are favored or socially acceptable. I can look around and see a flawed humanity. My one hope is to see that change. Because we may be different on the outside, but we are all human. Nothing else should define us. not race, sex, or sexual orientation.
So overall what I’m trying to say is any human beings should always be treated with respect, whether you like the person or not. Respect their own rights, and...
(International Gay & Lesbian HumanRights Commission)
The IGLHRC was started in the 90's by the founder Julie Dorf. It was established as a non-profit organization in 1991. The organization started because their main focus was on humanrights abuses in Russia, but later became an active role in many places around the world. The IGLHRC has a headquarter in New York. The organization is now US based and an international non-governmental organization that advocates for the humanrights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, heterosexuals, transgender, and individuals with HIV/AIDS. The organization works along side of the United Nations, monitoring bodies and civil society partners, and they also have a consultative status within the UN.
IGLHRC is guided by their values of integrity, equality, respect, diversity and partnership. Their goals are to improve the lives of individuals who are experiencing discrimination and abuse because of their choice of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression of who they are. Building advocacy partnerships is key for this campaign because it's required when trying to develop a strong humanrights movement globally. They have managed to work with local activists to strengthen their movement to fight for humanrights, as well as...
...The importance of one’s sexual orientation in today’s society is quite prevalent. As human beings, we demand that everything in our lives be categorized and placed into its own spot in our mind. These different categories we use may include age, race, height, personality, and sexual orientation. Sexual orientation is one’s sexual identity in relation to which gender they are attracted to. In today’s society, as well as that of the past, many individuals believe this information is fairly important to know about a particular person. The group of people that are mostly affected by this way of thinking would be that of the Lesbian (L), Gay (G), Bi-sexual (B), and Transgender (T) community. Instead of being treated equally and fairly by the rest of the community, these individuals may be ostracized by the rest of the world because of their sexual preferences. This problem becomes more and more apparent as we look into the employment and schooling of the LGBT Community and the mistreatments they encounter on a day to day basis. Some of the basic humanrights of these individuals are completely disregarded because of their sexual orientation. These mistreatments are more widespread than many individuals believe, and the effects it has on the LGBT Community can be detrimental.
For the LGBT citizens, these mistreatments of their basic humanrights are apparent in their day to day lives. Focusing on the...
Professor Jessica Nare, 2013
"Why treat us inhuman, Just because we're only woman?
Don't treat us inhuman, Just because we're only woman.
We're not weak, We are strong. We've been held back. For too long
...We've got our God-given talents just like you.
Open the door and let us through..." Song sung by Judy Mowatt
Why Aren’t “Jamaican” Us Equals: Women’s Right in Jamaica
The powerful song lyrics quoted above sadly and accurately capture the intense desire Jamaican women have for gender equality and the opposition they face daily in their quest for it. They are currently waging a battle to have the same opportunities for advancement that men in Jamaican society possess in Jamaican. Of the many issues facing women in Jamaica, three are considered the focal points for societal advancement: political, educational, and economic equality and opportunities. These are the stepping stones that women must climb in order to attain their rightful place as society’s equals to men. Only when women have this status can they truly contribute to Jamaica’s development and prosperity.
From Jamaica’s original inhabitants, the Arawak Indian, to the colonial history of slavery where men and women were considered equals in the eyes of the slave-owners, to the British colonization of the island; Jamaica has endured a western education of ideals via European colonization, religions and ideals.
As a growing mulatto class emerged, so did the Jamaican’s...
By Santos T. Araña, Ph.D.
GAY RIGHT vs MORALITY, ETHICS AND LAW
Is it proper for gays to use the female CR and lesbians to use the male CR? Would it be proper to allow them living together with same sexes? Most of the time I heared or even personaly observed the third sex seeking for recognition and respect. Though, respect is not asked it is voluntary given; all we need to do is to prove that we deserve to be respected. To gain respect, gays and lesbians must observe ethical standards as well as conform to accepted social behavior and right conduct. It’s an accepted fact that most gays are talented and creative that is why in many occasions there is always the involvement of gays, be it in fasion, modeling, showbiz and in other professional fields and most often than not they excell in their choosen fields.
With this achievement and contribution, gays seek to be recognized as the third sex and ask that they must not be discriminated and given their rights and be recognize as an equal with the men and women. To be honest, nobody is discriminating them but they themselves. Disallowing gays to use the female CR or the lesbians to use the male CR is not discrimination; this is just putting things in the right order. It cannot be invoked as their right and expect that they be treated the same with real women.
Consider this scenario, in a private higher educational...
...Rights For The Aged - Need Of The Hour
* The Background
A massive change has taken place over the past several decades in the demographic area of human population : AGE. In the earlier times high birth rates were partnered by high death rates. Historically, the majority of people on the planet at one time have been aged somewhere in the middle of the then-current age range or have tended to be younger than the median age. However, due to the trend of lower birth rates and lower death rates, according to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, one out of every ten people on the planet is now 60 years of age or older. If the current trend of lowering birth rates and lowering death rates continues, by the year 2050 one out of five people will be aged 60 years or older and by 2150, one out of every three people will be aged 60 years or older. Additionally, the oldest old are the most rapidly expanding segment of the elderly population. Currently, the oldest old make up 11 percent of the 60+ age group and will grow to 19 percent by 2050.
* A Little Story
The other day Mrs. Khanna went to a general store in order to get some things for her house. Now before getting know what happened next, here is a little background check about Mrs. Khanna, who she is, what does she do and so on. Mrs. Khanna is a 70 year old woman, who lives by the lane in a busy Indian city. She lives alone because her husband died a few years...
...In 2013, it boggles my mind that we are still messing up on basic humanrights issues. Of course homosexual marriage should be legal. If the issue people have with gay marriage is that it is not in keeping with their religious belief, that shouldn’t matter because couples can be married through a civil authority on behalf of the government and not have to worry about representation from the church. Even so, couples should be able to get married in their place of worship if the clergy has no problem with it. If the matter is that it compromises the integrity of marriage, heterosexual marriage has been showing that its integrity isn’t very strong itself, with such a high proportion of marriage ending in divorce. With state amendments such as Proposition 8 in California and federal laws such as The Defense of Marriage Act, the idea that these documents are protecting marriage is misguided for the proposed shield that these laws will provide is only a sword aimed at civil rights.
As obvious as it is that this basic right to marry the one you love should be granted to homosexuals based on being able to fulfill a feeling of love and happiness, it goes beyond that. Legally, gay couples are second class citizens. In all but 5 states, civil unions and same-sex domestic partnerships aren’t granted the same level of benefits that traditional marriages enjoy such as property inheritance, joint income tax returns, shared health...
...Equality Diversity and Rights
Concepts of Equality, Diversity and Rights
Diversity overall is what makes everyone a unique human being, for example the human race is incredibly diverse. There are different aspects of diversity in a contemporary British Society, which could be skin colour, religion, heritage, hair colour, education, gender, social class, race, political opinion, marital status and family structure could be some for example.
It is important to be open to differences and celebrate it because that way you can take advantage of everyone’s talent. You need to be prepared for changes as things are changing within the whole of Britain and working population, for example people from ethnic minorities make up 7.9% of the UK population and in London its 31%.
It is an advantage living in a diverse society as everyone is different and everyone has their own opinions.
Equality overall is about fairness which means making judgements from discrimination it is also about natural justice which is basic/fundamental judicial extended to a person with rights at issue, it is also about being impartial and reasonable which means showing lack of favourism and being liable to give a account of one’s actions.
The British society is viewed as one that tolerates the beliefs and values of others; tolerance means to tolerate unfavourable conditions. Although there are those who are...
...Violation of Women’s Rights in India
Women rights are rights that are inherent to being Women. Humanrights include the right to life, to security of the person, freedom from torture, freedom of expression, and much more. Everyone is entitled to enjoy these rights without discrimination. All women have the right to be safe and free from violence.
In India women constitute nearly fifty percent of our population. Women are denied humanrights from the cradle to the grave. In India the situation leaves much to be desired. Sexual abuse and flesh trade are gnawing evils, which threaten the existence of women as independent entities
· Domestic violence: Violence against women in the family occurs in developed and developing countries alike. It has long been considered a private matter by bystanders -- including neighbors’, the community and government. But such private matters have a tendency to become public tragedies
· Traditional practices: In many parts of India, women fall victim to traditional practices that violate their humanrights. The persistence of the problem has much to do with the fact that most of these physically and psychologically harmful customs are deeply rooted in the tradition and culture of society. Son preference affects women in many countries, particularly in India. Sati is...