On Oct 10, 2012 a woman's rights were violated when an inmate (female) gave birth to her first child. No doctors were present during labor nor during the actual delivery.
Said inmate, Julie Bilotta, had reported that the guards at her prison had heard her cries of pain during labour and had chosen to ignore it. If that wasn’t bad enough, the guards even got irritated of her constant yelling and had her transferred to a new cell. Julie eventually gave birth 4 hours after the transfer. Luckily, the baby was born and is healthy.
My personal view on this issue is that this is an incident that should have never happened. I think that we are a civilized enough society to realize that these inmates are still people, they are just people who have made mistakes. While paying for it, should they be treated like they are not even humane enough to have a proper health care when in need? Not only that, but because of this epidemic a child’s, or mother’s, life could have been taken away. With almost no help at all, this woman gave birth, endangering both her child and her self. The report even stated that the baby’s birth was something called a “breech birth” ( that’s when the baby enters the birth canal either buttocks or feet first rather than the head.) something like this is extremely serious during birth because it can sometimes lead to the baby getting caught and choking to death. Also, the woman giving birth can possibly bleed to death. That is why there is usually a medical procedure called a “c-section” for the safety of both mother and child.
So far, the major rights that I see violated are.
1) Article 3:
Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
An innocent child, who hasn’t even been born long enough to even make mistakes, has had it’s life at risk. It has the right to live, and that prison took away it’s right by refusing to give the mother proper medical care. What if that baby really...
"An abortion is the deliberate killing of a human being. As such, it is a murder. When you kill an unborn child, you rob it of its whole future life. Therefore it is never morally permissible and it should be illegal." Critically assess that claim.
Abortion is one of the most controversial and frequently debated topics in the world. The fact that the topic involves a persons right to choice, the ethical and moral question of what'sright or wrong as well as what the definition of murder constitutes, it can easily be rejected or approved by a wide variety of people depending on their personal beliefs. Over the past few generations there have been much advancement in women's liberation and their right to choice. They have been granted the right to vote, females are much more accepted and now even welcomed into the workforce, they have the right to an education, and there are much more women in business and politics now than there ever was. Unfortunately, due to the many ethical issues that are brought up in the abortion debate, the fight for women's rights has not yet been settled. It has been suggested that abortion should not only be banned, but that the act of aborting a child should be considered as equally harmful as murder as it is suggested to be the deliberate killing of a human child. This paper will argue that allowing women the...
...HumanRights Violation: The Holocaust
The Holocaust was one of the worst and most horrific events that took place in world history, the largest attempted genocide ever. The Jewish Holocaust has to be one of the largest events that has ever violatedhumanrights. The Holocaust began in 1933 with Adolf Hitler leading the anti-Jew campaign which ultimately led to the torture and murder of over six million Jews in Germany. Hitler’s campaign not only affected the Jews but others would be labeled as “undesirable” as well. Gypsies and homosexuals as well as political and religious opposition would also be eliminated. The Holocaust is taught as a mass genocide of the Jews, but more than five million others would undergo persecution, torture, tattooing and murder.
The events that took place during the Holocaust were a definite violation of humanrights and social injustice. Adolf Hitler rose to power as dictator of Germany during a time when Germany was experiencing severe economic hardship. He promised the Jews that he would bring them through this rough time. Adolf Hitler was a wise politician and an excellent organizer (Landau 5). With the German defeat in World War I, Hitler became leader of the Nazi regime. His rule began January 30, 1933 and ended May 8, 1945 with the end of the war in Europe. It was Hitler’s vision that the best way to solve the...
...Child marriage is a serious form of humanrights violation affecting young girls globally. It was estimated 10 million girls under the age of 18 get married every year (Bruce & Clark 2004) and according to Population Council Analysis of United Nations Country Data on Marriage (2002), more than 100 million girls will get married in the next decade if the current pattern persists. Girls who are disproportionately the most affected by this inhumane practice suffer tremendously. It is unreasonable such practice that robs away a girl's childhood can exist, considering the devastating effects such as physical and psychological damages, severe health consequences and denial of personal development.
1.1 Physical and Psychological Damages
Many young girls who are being forced into marriage face abuse and violence as their daily reality, yet most of them believe that a husband is justified in beating his wife (Jenson & Thornton 2003). For example, in Kenya, 36 percent of girls married before 18 consider the action of a husband beating his wife is acceptable as compared to 20 percent of married women (UNICEF 2005). Prolonged violence behaviours towards child brides including coercive sex, verbal abuse, slapping and beatings cause them to be emotionally affected and undergo post-traumatic stress. According to Khan and Lynch (1997), such symptoms are like feeling of hopelessness, helplessness and severe depression. Young married girls are...
...The Unbroken Pandemonium
A Rhetorical Analysis of “Women’s rights are HumanRights” by Hilary Rodman Clinton.
Many people choose to believe that women rights issues 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 common and continuous goal, which had to reign in Beijing;...
...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...
...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...
...Informative Research Project Rough Draft
Racism and HumanRights
Racism is a subject that affects everyone, no matter race, color, creed, or religion. It has been an issue since the beginning of time and will continue to be a problem, more than likely, for the rest of our lifetimes. It comes in many forms, and the end result of racism can be devastating, for instance the lives lost as a result of the holocaust, or removal of Aboriginal children from their parents in Australia so that eventually there would be no full blooded indigenous people left (reconciliaction.org). We see and hear it locally every day, whether it be someone complaining about a person in earshot not using English to communicate, or a hateful glance shot at one of the thousands of soldiers that call El Paso their temporary home. We hear about it worldwide just as often, many countries in the Middle East are being affected by religious hatred and Africa has been and is still facing genocide in many countries with the killing of hundreds of thousands of innocent people. We fight wars over it and bury innocent souls because of it, racism spares no one. Its effects seep from nation to nation, making us all victims. Teaching our children and encouraging the people around us to love and be accepting is the only way to fight it and come out on top.
What is racism? According to GlobalIssues.org, “Racism is the belief that characteristics and abilities can be attributed to...
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...