Human rights plays a role in everyone’s life, but not everyone realizes it. As humans, everyone is entitled to their rights. In this essay I will describe why human rights are a choice, what human rights are and using the movie ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ as an example of why the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is in place and how it came about. Humans aren’t born homophobic, racist or sexist. We are born equal in dignity and rights (Article 1). We are born equal. It was at times like the Second World War when this was forgotten. When German children like Bruno (Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) were schooled by the Nazi law that the people of the Jewish religion were ‘evil’ and ‘not human’ and that the dehumanization of the Jewish was for the greater good of Germany. The belief of one man in power (Adolf Hitler) wiped out half of an entire religion. Why is it that a person high up in society can get away with something other people cannot? “Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal”-Martin Luther King (Civil rights leader) The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was created by world leaders in 1948. This was to try to ensure the rights of all humans are respected and that the wrongs of the past were not repeated. In Article 25, it states that 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, medical care etc. So why is it that 21 000 people die of starvation each day, and yet nothing is done about it? The Universal Declaration of Human rights is not law enforced universally, so it is each country’s choice to whether the enforce it. In The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Schmall is denied this right as he was poorly fed, and is not given the medical treatment he needs after he is beaten. People may be different on the outside, but they are all human. What defines human? It is not race, gender, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. It is the...
...If you were to ask people in the street, “What are humanrights?” you would get many different answers. The Merriam Webster online dictionary defines humanrights as “rights that belong to an individual as a consequence of being human”. Basically, they are the rights you have simply because you are human. The main sources of the creation of humanrights are the Universal Declaration of HumanRights and the many humanrights documents and treaties that followed in international organizations such as the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the Organization of American States, and the African Union. One problem with humanrights is that people and countries have a different understanding of the term and its protection. Many types of discrimination and violation of humanrights are seen in different parts of the world. All human beings are and always will be born free and equal in pride and privileges. There are many different ways to view humanrights, and people have different opinions on what should or shouldn’t be defined as a right. There are also many types of rights: universal rights, women’s rights, and the...
...policy have an effect on anti-discriminatory practice in health and social care systems
Conventions and fundamental and regulation
European Convention on HumanRights and Fundamental Freedoms 1950
Article 14 in this convention concerns discrimination and prohibits discrimination based on many different factors such as Race, Sex, Age etc. It also can extend to protect against discrimination of different sexual orientation and legal rights of people under national law. In terms of Health and social care and anti-discriminatory practice this Article is very important as it sets the basis for a non-discriminatory Health a Social care System. This article states in essence that by and large everyone has the right to be treated without being discriminated against for any illogical reason such as a person not being treated because they mentally Ill. It should mean also that more health professionals cannot be hired based on discrimination from the employer against other applicants. E.G a dental practice picks a Caucasian applicant over an Asian Applicant based purely on their own prejudice against Asian people.
Sex Discrimination Act 1975
This act dictates that men and women are protected by law from being discriminated against on the bases of their sex or marital status. This act gives men and women the rights to the same level of treatment by health professionals and to attain the same...
...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...
...DIVERSITY AND RIGHTS in Health and Social Care.
Within this assignment, I have been addressed as a manager of a residential care home and I have the responsibility to provide a set of materials (leaflets, booklets, PowerPoint slides, posters) that can be used for information and training purposes) for my training staff. I have chosen to do this by writing a detailed leaflet in the style of an assignment so information can be thorough and clear.
Within the category of health and social care, the rights that we’re entitled to are significantly important. From time to time, or even regularly individuals will have to use sectors that relate to health and social care such as going to the doctors, hospital or a dentist. These public health services are mandatory for individuals and the public to use as individuals with long term health conditions or disabilities rely on the care they provide. Among public health services there are also social care services which have a responsibility to provide support for individuals with mental health problems, supporting the elderly and also the disabled within their homes. Other services include receiving appropriate care in day centres, residential and nursing homes and giving children who don’t live with their parents the care they’re entitled to. From this, it is concluded that whenever an individual is provided to have to use the health care service, experience medical treatment...
...HumanRights Study Questions
1. Under the heading “Labour Rights as HumanRights” on page 134 of reading 1 (“Labour Rights as HumanRights in the Age of Globalization”), the authors assert that “there are two principal manners to conceive of labour rights.” In the two paragraphs which immediately follow that statement, the authors list differentrights that are encompassed under each of these two approaches. Please identify FOUR kinds of labour rights emphasized under the first approach, and FOUR kinds of labour rights included under the second approach. (W1)
First Principle: Labour rights are often depicted as a subset of the body of civil rights and political freedoms. The state’s role in defending worker’s rights, but workers also need to be protected from the limits of that state. Labour rights are understood by comprising: i) freedom of association ii) freedom from sexual harassment iii) “ discrimination iv) right to human dignity Second Principle: A broader outlook on labour rights. Relies on the state, but also on an active role on the part of the citizenry to advance those entitlements. Based on economic, social and cultural rights. i) the right to work ii) the...
...Equal HumanRights for Women
University of Central Florida
SOW 3203 0002 – Social Work & Community Resources
Fall 2012 - Monday 6:30-9:20
This paper explores humanrights issues as it relates to women; the right to work; the right to an adequate standard of living, the right to be treated equally, the right to autonomy,
and the violations of basic humanrights. I will reflect on how the issue of equality for women
is addressed nationally and globally. In discussing humanrights related to women’s issues of social injustice by industrial and global exploitation, I explore ways in which social workers commit to equality and what current attitudes may need to be refined. I discuss how global exploitation continues to oppress and stigmatize females. This paper also examines barriers to change and how empowering women can raise their understanding of humanrights and the process of change.
In July of 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, based on the Declaration of Independence statement on equal rights for all, The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions demanded the equality of men and women in several issues including the right to vote (Stanton & Anthony, 1997). This proposed resolution...
...1 Violence against women is rooted in a global culture of discrimination which denies women equal rights with men and which legitimizes the appropriation of women's bodies for individual gratification or political ends.
* Violence against women feeds off discrimination and serves to reinforce it. When women are abused in custody, when they are raped by armed forces as "spoils of war", or when they are terrorized by violence in the home, unequal power relations between men and women are both manifested and enforced.
* Violence against women is compounded by discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnicity, sexual identity, social status, class, and age. Such multiple forms of discrimination further restrict women's choices, increase their vulnerability to violence and make it even harder for women to obtain justice.
* There is an unbroken spectrum of violence that women face at the hands of people who exert control over them. States have the obligation to prevent, protect against, and punish violence against women whether perpetrated by private or public actors. States have a responsibility to uphold standards of due diligence and take steps to fulfill their responsibility to protect individuals from humanrights abuses.
Violence Against Women : A HumanRights Violation
Violence against women is rampant in all corners of the world. Such violence is a...
One of the most undeniable and challenging foreign policy debates of the last several years has concerned the future of democracy and its role in human-rights law. The idea of Western societies encouraging democratization of non-western societies is believed to be cultural imperialism, which abuses the power of states in the developing world. However for the purpose of this paper, I view the support of democratization by Western societies as a positive approach to achieving the core significance of the Universal Declaration of HumanRights that is supposedly recognized by all states.
The Universal Declaration of HumanRights was created on the notion of a common human race. It represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are naturally entitled. Of the fifty-eight countries that were members of the United Nations in 1948, forty-eight countries initially approved the document. Essentially all of the world’s states have approved it since then, which indicates that in any event its principle articles should be used by all states as an instrument in binding international law
in spite of the presence of treaty ratification or state of war. Considering the fact that most countries have agreed to abide by the Declaration of HumanRights, it can...