Posts Tagged ‘Human rights’
In the past two years, the American political landscape has been transformed by a new group of people calling themselves the Tea Party. The Tea Party rose onto the scene in mid-2009 and had become a major political force by the November 2010 elections. The influence of this movement is known inside U.S. political circles. What’s not as well known is who these people are and what they are really all about.
The Tea Party began as a reaction to the world economic collapse of September 2008. That collapse brought high unemployment to America for the first time in almost 3 decades. In late 2008 and early 2009, businesses were shedding jobs at a rapid pace. The result was U.S. unemployment nearly doubling from around 5% in 2008 to around 10% in 2010. During this period, many people felt that the new administration was not dealing effectively with the problem.
Instead of a focus on job creation, they felt that the politicians were wasting money on failed stimulus plans and a health care bill that not many people were convinced would save the country money or provide better health care. The Tea Party movement formed with the purpose of protesting the perceived fiscal irresponsibility of the government. They held large national rallies on tax day April 15 and Independence Day July 4.
In 2010, the Tea Party channeled their energy toward affecting the November elections. They fielded candidates in congressional and senate elections from coast to coast. Their candidates all ran on the platform of cutting spending and getting the country’s economic house in order. The result was a takeover of the US Congress by Tea Party friendly candidates and an increased influence in the U.S. Senate.
With their newly gained power, Tea Party supported politicians are planning to deeply cut government spending and reduce the size of government back to sustainable levels. Now that they are in a position of partially governing, it remains to be seen if the Tea Party can accomplish their goals in the face of stiff opposition from the establishment of both major political parties.
Human rights as the name say the rights which belong to human life. Human rights are the rights and the freedom which every human is entitled. In today’s world everyone should know their rights and duties so that they can live happy and also do not harm any other human as same rights are with another human as well.
The origin of Human Rights movement is Europe and the movement was started after Second World War by the socialists of the country who had thinking, love, and respect for all other human beings. They were the people who think for the betterment of every human being in the time where every human was envy from other on basis of status, country, race and even religion.
Human rights movement focused on spreading brother hood country to country and also made a huge success at that time. Many of the countries realized that brother hood is the most powerful weapon which can help them. Many of the countries joined hands and adopted this moment and started working together not for their benefit but for the benefit and betterment of human race.
This was the time when with the collaboration of mutual interest from many countries founded United Nations Organization and then several rules and regulations are set for each country and also many countries signed treaties with each other to work together, to exchange resources and services.
Now every human also should understand, know and follow the principles of human rights as another person who is in front of him whether poor, or different country, or from different religion also have same rights and freedom which is enjoyed by a person.
This is the only way to spread brotherhood and maintain world peace for the betterment of everybody.
Racial and religious tolerance have been issues since the dawn of time. Fear, misunderstanding, and even sterotypical misconceptions passed down from one generation to the next have lead to racial and religious fighting and bloodshed for thousands of years. Turning on any news program from around the world is testament to the fact that if with modern views the issues of tolerance are still being played out in the smallest of neighborhoods and most global of cities. There are, however, some groups that are fighting to change this and help others to be more tolerant of the world and people around them.
Amnesty International is one of the leading organizations that works to support human rights, tolerance, and world peace. They believe that human rights and dignity are part, if not the key factor, to world peace and tolerance. One of the largest projects that Amnesty International is known for is their work and creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Poverty and health concerns have been said to be one of the leading issues towards racial intolerance. The ONE campaign was created to combat this issue. Through their work to help poverty stricken areas with food, health supplies, and education the ONE campaign has helped to make great change in underdeveloped nations. Through this change the world is seeing the ability of others to form tolerance on a global level.
Peace One Day became well known to peace activists in 2007 when it held a charity concert featuring Jude Law as a key speaker and singer Annie Lennox as a key performer. The concert, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London, set a spotlight on the issues that the world is facing as a whole. One of the major goals of the Peace One Day organization is to advance learning and education towards conflict resolution and human rights throughout the world.
So in a world where there seems to be so much intolerance there also seems to be a lot of organizations out there making sure that people are getting the fair treatment that they deserve. One of those special organizations is Amnesty International. This is a non government organization. The reason for this is that they don’t want to have to judge a situation based on what a government deems right but rather what they deem right. Let’s say a person is being kept as a prisoner of war and while Amnesty International would normally be very upset by this as it is a violation of their basic human rights but if a government is interfering then it might sway the organization to see this as a correct and non intrusive action as they are the party responsible for funding the organization. The fact of the matter is that when an organization is out to protect people under the blanket of basic human rights then it must do that without interference.
The organization was founded in London in 1961 it was made with the intention of protecting the human rights and keeping in line with laws that were made up by the international standards. Now the way that this organization works as a whole is that it uses its influence with the people to make sure that they are putting the right pressure on the government so that they can call into action ways to keep grave injustices from happening all over the world. They use their friends and contacts in the media as well as their friends and contact in the written press to start generating opinions from the public about something that is going on that might be in violation of the human rights laws.
Amnesty has been more than just an organization they have been a time savor and a life saver for those who cannot help themselves. Not everyone can help themselves or has access to money to give themselves the help they need.
The organization reached world wide acclaim as it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 for it’s continued fight against injustices all over the world. It is simply the blue print by which every single other human rights organization is judged and there is no other group that has it’s recognition or the respect that amnesty does.
A lawyer Peter Benenson founded the organization. Now the story Peter tells is becoming enraged when he found that two students from Coimbra ended up being sentenced to seven years in jail for having a toast. Here’s the problem with that: there is no trace of ever such a case that has happened. Either way it was a daily grind for Benenson to read the newspaper and for him that was enough to make him want to change the way the world responded to people with human rights issues.
So Benenson decided to work with Eric Baker who had helped start a movement around that time to get countries to disarm their nuclear weapons. He used him and his other contacts to publish a paper called “The Forgotten Prisoners” which brought light to those who were mistreated by their governments just because their personal, political, or religious beliefs weren’t in line with those in a position of authority. What started as simply a passion play had now become a movement where the main goal was to protect the basic human rights of those who were put in jail because they had expressed their opposing views. The organization fought hard to protect the 18th and 19th articles of the UDHR.
From the start the Amnesty people had to focus on hard work and a lot of rigorous campaigning in order to make it certain they were doing what they could to help those that don’t know what to do. They even went so far as to make sure that there was a group of networking people who were taking care of the prisoners. It’s been evident since the organization got together, that they have made a difference in the lives of the people who have been treated truly mistreated.
When you talk about human rights and the never ending quest for world peace one of the things that has to happen and one of the issues that seems to come up almost regularly is that of an even playing field. This is where world peace gets interesting and where it gets complicated. Each country, no matter the size, is dominated by a culture or a trend. Everyone in that country is a certain way or believes in a certain thing. In the United States it is thought of popularly “Everyone has a say” if this is true that is one thing but even those who don’t believe that it’s true understand that in that country that idea brings with it many rights. This means that no matter what you have a right to oppose whatever injustice you see or any injustice that is happening to you.
The problem is that other cultures don’t always feel the same way. The sad but true fact is that the differences in how things are handled across the board makes us different. Take women’s rights for instance. In many of the more modern countries around the world, the rights of women are that to the rights of men. Sure, there are still some inequalities that are being worked out but overall there is a real sense of equalness. Then you take that idea to another part of the world and women are not treated as equals. Sometimes it is because of a religious feeling and then other times it has to do with a certain cultural ideals. Either way this can cause conflict between other countries. If two countries can iron out differences on how to treat people then how can they co-exist peacefully? How can a country feel like another country is oppressing women but then talk to them about making peace and possibly becoming business partners. It’s challenges like these that continue to face countries today and it’s overcoming these challenges that are going to make the rest of the world a much more peaceful place.