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Privilege is the concept that some people are inherently given more advantages based on race, gender, social class, and other things. In order to have meaningful dialogues in human rights, we need to be aware of our own privilege and how it influences our world view.
On August 5, 2014, a ceasefire between Hamas and Israel went into effect for 72 hours in Gaza. The two groups entered negotiations and were unsuccessful at reaching an agreement; is there still hope?
Aung San Suu Kyi
Human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi spent the better part of two decades under house arrest for defending human rights. Her passion for human rights sets an inspiring example for human rights activists everywhere.
A Call to Action Book Review
A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power by Jimmy Carter is a non-fiction book that analyzes the mistreatment of girls and women all around the world, and calls upon us to stop these abusive behaviors.
Water as a Human Right
Access to good, clean water is a necessity to live a healthy life. Does this mean that access to water should be a human right?
Hobby Lobby Ruling
In June 2014, the SCOTUS ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby in a case that allowed them refuse to provide birth control coverage to their employees. This move by the Supreme Court may protect the “religious rights” of Hobby Lobby employers, but it takes away from women’s rights.
Fair Trade Shopping
Would you buy a product if you knew it had been produced by a slave or a person working under poor conditions? Probably not. Buying fair trade is a way to support the ethical treatment of laborers in developing nations, and it sends a message that we will not tolerate exploitation of any kind.
I Am Malala Book Review
Malala Yousafzai is a remarkable young woman, and her book, I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, gives you the opportunity to get to know this incredibly brave and intelligent person in a brand new light.
Human Trafficking in the U.S.
Human trafficking is modern slavery, and has many forms. Although it may seem like a problem that would only be found in developing nations, it's actually found everywhere - even the United States of America.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
As human beings, we have inalienable rights that we are born with. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was created to both define and protect these rights. Though it was created just after WWII, it is still as valuable today as it was then.
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