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Human Rights

  1. 1. Human Rights Project
  2. 2. Human Rights Project <ul><li>1.5 billion people must get by on less than $1 a day . </li></ul><ul><li>In South Asia, half of all children under the age of 5 are malnourished . </li></ul><ul><li>Only a third of the people in sub-Saharan Africa are likely to live past 40 . </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is the United Nations? <ul><li>Created on October 24, 1945. The anniversary each year is “United Nations Day.” It’s purposes are… </li></ul><ul><li>to maintain international peace and security; </li></ul><ul><li>to develop friendly relations among nations; </li></ul><ul><li>to cooperate in solving international economic, social, cultural and humanitarian problems and in promoting respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; </li></ul><ul><li>and to be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations in attaining these ends. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Universal Declaration of Human Rights <ul><li>adopted by the General Assembly in 1948. </li></ul><ul><li>Since then, the United Nations has gradually expanded human rights law to encompass specific standards for </li></ul><ul><li>women, </li></ul><ul><li>children, </li></ul><ul><li>disabled persons, </li></ul><ul><li>minorities, </li></ul><ul><li>migrant workers </li></ul><ul><li>and other vulnerable groups, who now possess rights that protect them from discriminatory practices that had long been common in many societies. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Basic Fundamentals of the U.D.H.R. <ul><li>The right to life, liberty and the right of security of person. </li></ul><ul><li>The right to an education. </li></ul><ul><li>The right to employment, paid holidays, protection against unemployment, and social security. </li></ul><ul><li>The right to participate fully in cultural life. </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom from torture or cruel, inhumane treatment or punishment. </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of thought, conscience and religion. </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of expression and opinion. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Human Rights Project <ul><li>__________/30 points Posterboard </li></ul><ul><li>__________/30 points Essay </li></ul><ul><li>__________/30 points Presentation to the class </li></ul><ul><li>__________/10 points Artistic Flair Neatness/Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>__________/100 Final Score </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Essay – Explain the article. Have a thesis statement that is underlined. Is the article being practiced in the US today? Worldwide ? Give examples. Focus on one country (other than US). </li></ul><ul><li>Paragraph form. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Poster – Illustrate without using words one of the 30 articles of the UDHR. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw and/or paste newspaper, magazine, internet pictures to graphically display the article. </li></ul><ul><li>Include the # of your UDHR article on the poster. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to capture the essence of what your article is about. </li></ul><ul><li>See Website for examples. </li></ul>

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