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Are We All Equal

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Are We All Equal

  1. 1. Human Rights Across the World Are we all equal?
  2. 2. What are Human Rights? <ul><li>Following World War II the UN was formed and one of its first tasks was to create the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to help maintain world peace </li></ul><ul><li>The UN represents all countries and so the Rights apply wherever and whoever you are </li></ul><ul><li>They are international standards that give a legal and moral framework for democracy </li></ul><ul><li>Can you think of any Rights which you think all humans should have? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What are they? <ul><li>Human Rights can be divided into 4 main categories: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personal rights – dignity and equality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rights of individual in society – privacy, movement, marriage </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public freedom and political rights – freedom of thought and opinion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Economic, cultural and social rights – health, education, leisure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Link to full Declaration </li></ul>
  4. 4. Do all countries respect Human Rights? <ul><li>Unfortunately, many people in many different countries have experienced a violation of their human rights </li></ul><ul><li>These violations include genocide, torture, slavery, rape, enforced sterilization, medical experimentation, deliberate starvation, war crimes, slave prostitution and unfair trials </li></ul><ul><li>Link to Human Rights Watch </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is our Task? <ul><li>Our 2 groups are going to be doing a presentation to the rest of Dover Mini School at the end of this term </li></ul><ul><li>Our topic is: “Human Rights around the world; are we all equal?” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Are we all equal? <ul><li>Unlike the other tutor groups, our focus will be on COMPARING how well different parts of the world respect the Declaration of Human Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Which countries would make for a good comparison? </li></ul>
  7. 7. How will we present our findings? <ul><li>We have loads of options for how we present our findings: </li></ul><ul><li>Which types of media interest you? </li></ul>poems story quiz Video diary collage movie Large annotated world map speech song drama Powerpoint leaflet costumes models posters
  8. 8. Who is going to do what? <ul><li>Every single one of the 46 of us will be involved in creating this presentation over the course of the next 4-5 weeks </li></ul><ul><li>We therefore need to decide who is going to do what </li></ul>
  9. 9. How will we be successful? <ul><li>We will be successful because we are such quality, talented individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Our presentation will be informative, fun, engaging and have that extra D9 and D5 touch! </li></ul>

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