Human Rights and Social Justice
We are all created Free and Equal. Oftentimes the MDG issues are intertwined with problems related to Human Rights and Social Justice. The premise of the discussions here are that work towards the MDGs go hand in hand with the realization of all clauses in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Sometimes as a full-time, 12 credit hour, college student with a full time, 40-hour a week, job I feel like I am unable to make an impact on my community and my world that is consistent with my beliefs. So I started look for alternatives that I could participate in. The internet has been a major source of my ability to interact with multiple organizations and programs, without giving up my precious study time. It’s not the same as being able to support an organization with “boots on the ground” or with any direct monetary support, but it is still an extremely effective way of supporting causes, organizations, and movements I believe in.
One "movement" that I had joined this past year was Change.org. Change.org is mostly a online petition program and it has had some successes in altering manufacturing practices and even labeling of businesses. From an interview with NPR on March 12, 2012, founder and CEO Ben Rattray explained why he started Change.org in college, "When I was at Stanford, there was this combined interest both in entrepreneurship and in political-social change, and it was the one way I could identify combining…
Referring to the concept of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention and to the video examples of prevention of AIDS suggest how can we prevent social injustice in the world.
Please view the website "End the Slavery Now" (http://www.endslaverynow.com/) and write your reflections from the perspective of what you have learned about social justice.
With Matt Damon's pledge to not use a toilet until the world water crisis is solved, I thought I would share my thoughts on how access to the basic human right of clean water is being discussed, and what's being left out of the conversation.
Matt Damon's recent announcement that he's going on a 'toilet strike' went viral, and really accomplished his task of making the world take notice of the issue of access to clean water and sanitation. What it does not do, however, is contextualize the current problems of clean water supply and sanitation in a way that allows us to tackle the systemic problems that manifest themselves in such aspects of abject poverty.
Clean water and access to sanitation are indeed important, but Damon's…
On November 26 Forks for Change (UCP-SARnet Club at ASU) organized a meeting introducing to ASU students international organization affiliated with UN: the World Youth Alliance. The program included presentations by the US Coordinators of WYA Emily Matich and Amanda Pirih, as well as inspirational poetry jam. If you were on of the 40 participants of the even, we would appreciate your comments
The World Youth Alliance'seducational programs are designed to equip students, of any age, to…
Referring to the concept of social justice discuss the needs of senior citizens and what could be their contribution to the society.
Referring to the article by Christopher Sonn and Adrian Fisher, panel discussion and other class materials write you reflections on the issue what kins of support should be given to illegal immigrants.
Exlpain why Bret Kloos in his artilcle "Promoting Liberation, Well Being and Recovery: Learning from Experiences of Psychiatric Consumer/Survivors" talks a lot about "liberation" in the context of mental illness. Comment his ideas from the perspective of the content of panel discussion on mentally ill.
Referring to class materials on social justice explain can be the role of citizen participation in creating a just society.
Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay to the Panel on ending violence and discrimination against individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity at the Human Rights Council 19th Session on March 7, 2012.