Patrick Henry once said “Give me liberty or give me death.” Most people agree with what he said because freedom is what makes life worth living. People should have certain freedoms no matter what country they live in. In the book Enrique’s Journey it shows how people in Latin America are often denied the right to travel which is also a problem in America and this can cause people to travel dangerously and illegally. People have the right to travel and when they are denied this right it can cause complete chaos which is demonstrated in this book. This problem is very serious in the country of Mexico and in America we are often denied this right in a unique way. All throughout America and Central American countries like Mexico, because people face this human rights issue it causes them to be separated from their families and their loved ones. In Enrique’s journey because Enrique is legally not allowed to travel to America he is unable to see his mother. He misses her deeply and because he does not get to see her for years it causes him deep emotional damage and it even leads to him doing drugs and feeling unloved. Unfortunately this happens to thousands of kids and even adults in both Mexico and America. Not only does this cause emotional damage but it even can lead to very difficult financial hard ships for families. Some people want to get a job in America or another area and because they are denied the right to travel they can’t achieve their goals. Enrique’s mother has trouble making enough money because she is an immigrant and therefore she does not want to get caught so she can only accept low paying low profile jobs. It’s sad enough that families have to deal with these emotional struggles as well as financial struggles but what is often even worse than these things is the physical torture and dangers of trying to travel illegally. Most kids in Mexico and other countries in the area have to travel by physically grasping onto high speed trains...
Children’s Rights - Essay Task
You will write an essay about what you have learned during one period of class time.
Children continue to be mistreated throughout the world, despite an international law protecting children’s rights.
Structure and Purpose
The essay contains three main sections:
1. An introduction – This is the paragraph in which you respond to the topic and introduce the particular problem area you have chosen to discuss. (eg child slavery)
2. A body – You write two or three paragraphs, in which you identify specific examples of the problem you are writing about, explain that example. Each specific example and how it relates to the main problem (eg. Girls in some countries are not allowed to go to school – an example of gender discrimination)
3. A conclusion – This paragraph is where you restate your main response to the topic and refer briefly back to your examples from the body.
1. Choose your children’s rights problem (eg child slavery) and describe the details about this based on your class study.
2. Explain two examples from your class studies and one example your found using internet research and make notes on:
Where this example is occurring?
What specifically is happening to children?
What is being done by the international community (eg UN or aid organisations) to stop this?
3. Identify any other relevant information you will use in your essay
...THE HUMANRIGHTSISSUE OF GUANTANAMO BAY
Humanrights are the rights that everybody inherently possess. These rights are
protected by various legal principals such as the rules of law and ensure the dignity of
all people. However, humanrights are being violated by countries all over the world,
even by countries such as the United States who have the national strategy. It has been
breaching international covenants and conventions on humanrights with their terrorist
detention camp at Guantanamo Bay.
Guantanamo Bay is an American Navel base used to permanently incapacitate
approximately 660 detainees from 40 nations, including children. Because the base is
located on Cuban territory, the prisoners are not protected by the American constitution
or judiciary “ it is the obligation of the Judicial Branch to make sure the preservation of
our constitutional values”. These prisoners are held at the detention center in “ legal
limbo, with no access to lawyers or families”. And they are kept to isolate for 24 hours
a day, little outdoor exercise and there was no interaction with other prisoners. Badly,
prisoners are interrogated for...
...The Unbroken Pandemonium
A Rhetorical Analysis of “Women’s rights are HumanRights” by Hilary Rodman Clinton.
Many people choose to believe that women rightsissues only affect Muslim countries, but that logic is so far from the truth. Women’s rights around the world are just as important as all other issues, and it is a critical indicator towards understanding general worldwide existence.
There is also that group of people, who believe that women’s rights are not as big an issue as they were in the United States, some 150 years ago – which is simply far from being true.
The rhetoric in empowering women has always been an ongoing subject in all countries, and we find that to date, numerous issues still exist in all areas of life; some of which range from cultural, political and the socio-economic aspects of life itself.
When Hilary Rodman Clinton conveyed her speech at the U.N. 4th World Conference in Beijing China, in September 1995, her one significance fight was to bring a renewed strength to the women in Beijing. She needed to let them know that the struggles, the abuse, the killings and every mishap they encountered on a day-to-day basis, are not a singular struggle, but instead a cohesive struggle, which needed not ever happen again.
Therefore, the fight for equality, justice and peace for all; It had to be a...
...when compared to men. They have been thought as tools to do such things as reproduce, cook, clean, and to do the bidding of all males (especially their husbands). Without these qualities woman were considered nothing until the woman’s rights movement of the twentieth century. One of the people who supported this movement was Hillary Clinton. In one of her most famous speeches: “Woman’s Rights Are HumanRights.”, Clinton tried to address the world in the United Nations Fourth World Conference on woman in order to target those who thought less of women. This speech was given on September 5th, 1995 in Beijing, China.
Some of Hilary Clinton’s credentials for the speech included being first and foremost a female, a first lady, a constant advocate, and being a success in strengthening the local legal aid offices. “She also traveled to more than 80 countries as a representative of our country, winning respect as a champion of humanrights, democracy and civil society” ("U.S Department of State. Diplomacy in Action") and therefore is knowledgeable not only in persuading others but also in humanrights. This is what gave her the right (or ability) to speak of the topic previously mentioned.
In Clinton’s speech she focuses completely on woman’s rights and so as to grab the attention of the nation she compared the meeting of the United Nations...
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Physically challenged but not disabled: The issue of human rightsPublished : Friday, 26 July 2013 By defining disability as a problem of medical intervention, individuals, societies and governments avoid the responsibility of addressing the humanrightsissue writes M S Siddiqui
Everyone is different in respect of his/her colour, gender, ethnicity, size, shape, or anything else but equal in the eye of law. The law by way of constitutional rights treats all citizens alike, including those who are physically impaired.
A psycho-social disability or intellectual disability, may affect the way people think, feel, or process information. Regardless of its characteristics, disability neither subtracts from nor adds to a person's humanity, value or rights. People with disabilities have the same rights as all other people. However, for a number of reasons they often face social, legal and practical barriers in claiming their humanrights on an equal basis with others. These reasons commonly stem from misperceptions and negative attitudes toward disability. In most societies disabled people are viewed as helpless, dependent, and hence burdensome as tragic victims of fate.This attitude appears to lack the sensitivity to...
...China’s Position Regarding Kuwait’s HumanRightsIssue
After its liberation from Irap’s invasion (known as the Gulf War) in 1990, the Gulf country Kuwait becomes more active in establishing a positive and contributory global identity (Terri Willis, Kuwait). Notably, its foreign policy is improved. Kuwaiti foreign policy, in compliance of principles enshrined in international treaties and laws, is governed by its belief in mutual respect, equality and non-interference in internal affairs of other nations. It aims at maintaining Kuwait’s independence and sovereignty of its lands, wealth and its people. Besides, it advocates a world which rejects aggression and terrorism and respects humanrights (Kuwait Foreign Policy and Government Guide, 2003).
But attention, please! After the introduction of Kuwaiti foreign policy principles and goals, don’t be too optimistic about what these papers say. This essay will not talk about once the heated Irap and Kuwait dispute but discuss the humanrightsissue in Kuwait and state China’s position regarding this issue.
Whether does Kuwait respect humanrights as it advocates in its foreign policy? To draw a safe conclusion, it is better to track two groups of people in Kuwait at first. The first group is refugees and internally displaced people, namely 93,000 stateless persons...
...Child Marriage: A Silent Health and HumanRightsIssue
Marriages in which a child under the age of 18 years is involved occur worldwide, but are mainly seen in South Asia, Africa, and Latin America. A humanrights violation, child marriage directly impacts girls’ education, health, psychologic well-being, and the health of their offspring. It increases the risk for depression, sexually transmitted infection, cervical cancer, malaria, obstetric fistulas, and maternal mortality. Their offspring are at an increased risk for premature birth and, subsequently, neonatal or infant death. The tradition, driven by poverty, is perpetuated to ensure girls’ financial futures and to reinforce social ties. One of the most effective methods of reducing child marriage and its health consequences is mandating that girls stay in school.
Key words: Child marriage, Early marriage, Maternal mortality
Child marriage, defined as marriage of a child under 18 years of age, is a silent and yet widespread practice. Today, over 60 million marriages include girls under the age of 18 years: approximately 31 million in South Asia, 14 million in sub-Saharan Africa, and 6.6 million in Latin America and the Caribbean (Figure 1). Each day, 25,000 girls are married and an anticipated 100 million girls will be married in 2012.1 Over 60% of girls are married under the age of 18 in some sub-Saharan countries and Bangladesh, and...
...Mendonca Anthropology 4Writing Assignment #109/09/14
Universal Declaration of HumanRights Versus United States Constitution
Humanrights are inalienable which means “unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor:” freedom of religion, is the most inalienable of all humanrights. There are two documents in the United States that could not have been more beautifully written. The first document, The Declaration of Independence, which is a Declaration of War. The second being the Bill of Rights, ratified on the 15th day of December 1791. This paved the way for the great American experiment to take place.
There have been many debates claiming that the Bill of Rights is outdated and needs to be replaced. This could be because it is so well framed that it is almost bulletproof. Failure to cherish these rights has shown us through the history of other countries that this can be disastrous and devastating. An example of history tells of the Jews giving into the Nazi’s and allowing universal gun registries as the Jew’s were convinced that there would be no confiscation but Registration has always led to confiscation. Examples of this include Britain, Australia, Germany, and many more.
Written documents pertaining to self-preservation predate the Bill of Rights thousands of years. The Jewish Talmud states; “If someone comes to...