Education of Human Rights
Course Culminating Assignment (CPT) HSB4U1a
Do You Know Who Human Rights Are For?
Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights States:
- All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights;
- Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status;
- No one shall be held in slavery or servitude;
- Slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms;
- and no one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
The Purpose of This Act
The purpose of this Act is to extend the laws in Canada to give effect to the principle that all individuals should have an opportunity equal with other individuals to make for themselves that lives that they are able to and wish to have and to have their need accommodated consistent with their duties and obligations as members of society without being hindered in or prevented from doing so by discriminatory practices based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability or conviction for an offense for which a pardon has been granted.
Theorist Michel Foucault (1926-1984)
His theory has to do with Human rights because he explains why people would follow these laws, and why people follow laws are not because it the right thing to do, but because they fear punishment. According to Foucault the reason why we have these laws is because the government bureaucracy is able to get further into the private lives of individuals by giving themselves power and control over observation laws. By observing people government can ensure that people are following rules. Making rules about observing behavior allows the dominant group to control the use of this evidence to serve the dominant group's purposes.
English Philosopher Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)
Just like Michel Foucault theory of how fear of observation makes us obey law, and through the Panopticon Foucault theorized that society functions in a similar manner. That the citizens are being observed and that fear of being observed keeps us in line
DID YOU KNOW?
Challenges HUMAN RIGHTS are facing
- Poverty and global inequities
- Armed conflict and violence
- Democracy deficits
- Weak institutions
11 Facts about Human Rights Violation Globally
- 40 million children below the age of 15 suffer from abuse and neglect
- Every city with a population greater than 250,000 reports gang activity.
- Approximately 27 million people are currently enslaved in the human trafficking trade around the world.
- More than 300,000 children under the age of 18 are being exploited as child soldiers in armed conflicts worldwide.
- Even though 2/3 of the world has abolished the death penalty, 1,591 people were knowingly executed in 2006 alone. The real figures of executions are likely much higher, 91% of these penalties took place in China, Iran, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, and the U.S.
- Millions of people are displaced in regions like Darfur where ethnic cleansing and violent conflict occurs. The displaced are forced to rely on humanitarian relief. Humanitarian workers are often kidnapped and attacked, and relief trucks are looted.
- Several governments monitor their citizens’ Internet use and have censored or imprisoned them for freely expressing opinions online. People in China have been arrested and charged for using the Internet as a tool to spread human rights information.
- Armed conflict has killed 2 million children, disabled 4 to 5 million, left 12 million homeless, and orphaned more than 1 million in the past decade.
- There are approximately 246 million child laborers worldwide.
- Protesters of repressive governments across the Middle East and North Africa have been killed, beaten, and arrested by police in the streets for voicing their opinions of reforms.
- Throughout history, women have been denied the knowledge, means, and freedom to act in the best interest of themselves and their children.
Why I choose to ask the Grade 12's are simply for three reasons:
One, At this age of 16-18 and in this grade they should have a fair amount of knowledge of what their Humans rights are.
Two, these teenagers are our future generations in to adulthood and they will soon face the changes of politics and voting.
Three: I want to know if our Educational System has Educated our Students of St.Augustine CHS the knowledge of their human rights.
My thesis for this survey is that many students would have little too no interest at all for there human rights even though they may have been taught in class. This is my thesis because these teenager live in a country with higher advantage then others and many have never experienced what it is like to have there own human rights ripped away from them and had no one to defend them.
The link below was my Survey
Human Rights Day
Wednesday, Dec. 10th, 12am
This is an online event.
Remember on this day Tweet #HumanRightsDay and Spread the word!