Human Rights and Safety
Creating Awareness for War-Torn Countries Across the Globe
10 Basic Human Rights
- We are all free and equal-We are all born free and should all be treated the same way. We all have our own thoughts and ideas that should be respected
- Don’t discriminate-Human rights belong to everybody, no matter their race, gender, sexuality or religion
- The right to life-We all have the right to live life, the right to live in safety
- No slavery-past and present-Nobody has the right to make us a slave, and we cannot make anyone our slave
- No torture- Nobody has the right to hurt or torture anybody else
- We all have the same right to use the law
- We are all protected by the law-The law is the same for everyone. It treats everybody fairly with the same consequences
- Fair treatment by fair courts-everybody can ask for the law to help when they are not treated fairly
- No unfair detainment-Nobody has the right to put anyone in prison without reason and keep us there, or even to send us away from our country
- The right to trial-If we are put on trial, this must be in public. The people who try us should not let anybody tell them what to do.
Organisations involved with improving Human Rights and Safety
Some children and women were evacuated from the big cities into the countryside. People carried gas masks to protect themselves and built air raid shelters shelters. All windows and doors were blacked out. https://2ww2.wordpress.com/2008/01/10/how-did-people-protect-themselves-during-the-war/
Organisations about human rights
Children’s Defense Fund (CDF)
Human Rights Action Centre
Human Rights Watch:
National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP)
Simon Wiesenthal Centre
The UNHCR (the United Nations Refugee Agency) protects refugees and provide the things they need.
http://www.amnesty.org.au/refugees/comments/32358/ five things you can help the refugees.
4 war-torn countries right now
Laos is one of the 50 most poorest countries, despite the fact that they are rich in resources such as minerals, petroleum and gas. Approx. 30% of the country is living below the poverty line. There have been many deaths from starvation and illnesses because of the high poverty rate.
2. Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone has a big history of civil war that left the land, the people and the economy in a bad state. Even with significant improvement, the country is at the bottom of the United Nations' league of human development.
Mozambique is one of the countries that suffers the most from grave illnesses and poor health. There is a lack of clean water, which causes many diseases within the country such as schistosomiasis, protozoal diarrhoea, malaria and hepatitis, which in turn cause a high mortality (death) rate within the country.
4. The Central African Republic
The Central African Republic is land-locked by Congo and Sudan, therefore losing population due to the neighbouring countries' civil war refugees.
The 10 worst countries for a) Human rights b) Countries with unique human rights issues
3: The Democratic Republic Of Congo
10 countries with a unique human rights problem
1.China Is Holding a Nobel Peace Laureate Prisoner
2.Mauritania Still Has Slaves
3.The USA Doesn’t Care About International Treaties
4.The USA Has No Universal Healthcare
5.Iran Has A Legal Organs Trade
6.The USA Has No Paid Maternity Leave
7.Israel Rejected A Human Rights Review
8.Belarus Is The Last European Country With The Death Penalty
9.The Philippines Does Not Allow Divorce
10.Ireland Has No Transgender Recognition
The 10 worst countries considering female rights/gender equality
Afghanistan: the average Afghan girl will live to only 45 – one year less than an Afghan male. After three decades of war and religion-based repression, an overwhelming number of women are illiterate. More than half of all brides are under 16, and one woman dies in childbirth every half hour. Domestic violence is so common that 87 per cent of women admit to experiencing it. But more than one million widows are on the streets, often forced into prostitution. Afghanistan is the only country in which the female suicide rate is higher than that of males.
Democratic Republic of Congo: In the eastern DRC, a war that claimed more than 3 million lives has ignited again, with women on the front line. Rapes are so brutal and systematic that UN investigators have called them unprecedented. Many victims die; others are infected with HIV and left to look after children alone. Foraging for food and water exposes women to yet more violence. Without money, transport or connections, they have no way of escape.
Iraq:The U.S.-led invasion to "liberate" Iraq from Saddam Hussein has imprisoned women in an inferno of sectarian violence that targets women and girls. The literacy rate, once the highest in the Arab world, is now among the lowest as families fear risking kidnapping and rape by sending girls to school. Women who once went out to work stay home. Meanwhile, more than 1 million women have been displaced from their homes, and millions more are unable to earn enough to eat.
Nepal: Early marriage and childbirth exhaust the country's malnourished women, and one in 24 will die in pregnancy or childbirth. Daughters who aren't married off may be sold to traffickers before they reach their teens. Widows face extreme abuse and discrimination if they're labelled bokshi, meaning witches. A low-level civil war between government and Maoist rebels has forced rural women into guerrilla groups.
Sudan: While Sudanese women have made strides under reformed laws, the plight of those in Darfur, in western Sudan, has worsened. Abduction, rape or forced displacement have destroyed more than 1 million women's lives since 2003. The janjaweed militias have used systematic rape as a demographic weapon, but access to justice is almost impossible for the female victims of violence.
Guatemala: The impoverished female underclass of Guatemala faces domestic violence, rape and the second-highest rate of HIV/AIDS after sub-Saharan Africa. An epidemic of gruesome unsolved murders has left hundreds of women dead, some of their bodies left with hate messages.
Mali: One of the world's poorest countries, few women escape the torture of genital mutilation, many are forced into early marriages, and one in 10 dies in pregnancy or childbirth.
Pakistan: In the tribal border areas of Pakistan women are gang-raped as punishment for men's crimes. But honour killing is more widespread, and a renewed wave of religious extremism is targeting female politicians, human rights workers and lawyers.
Saudi Arabia: Women in Saudi Arabia are treated as lifelong dependents, under the guardianship of a male relative. Deprived of the right to drive a car or mix with men publicly, they are confined to strictly segregated lives on pain of severe punishment.
Somalia: In the Somali capital, Mogadishu, a vicious civil war has put women, who were the traditional mainstay of the family, under attack. In a society that has broken down, women are exposed daily to rape, dangerously poor health care for pregnancy, and attack by armed gangs.
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- The 10 Worst Countries For Human Rights 2015, The World Post, accessed 9 June 2015, <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/03/human-rights-risk-atlas-2014-violations-maplecroft_n_4374133.html>
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- 10 Countries With A Unique Human Rights Problem n.d., Listverse, accessed 3 June 2015, <http://listverse.com/2013/10/12/10-countries-with-a-unique-human-rights-problem/>
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