Right report, I will explore the right

                                                         Right to free and equal

       In this report, I will explore the right
to free and equal. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and
rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one
another in a spirit of brotherhood.(Universal Declaration of human rights)
It is important because these rights are there for your protection
against people who might want to harm or hurt you. They are also there to help
us get along with each other and live in peace. In Canada the government faces
longstanding human rights challenges. Many of these relate to the rights of
Indigenous peoples, including violations of their right to safe drinking water
and police mistreatment and abuse of Indigenous women and girls.
Internationally, the Canadian government has not taken effective steps to
address abuses linked to the overseas operations of Canadian extractive and
apparel companies.(Canada | World | Americas | Human Rights Watch) There are
organizations that fight for this right such as the Woman’s Christian
Temperance Union, the Young Women’s
Christian Association and the National Council
Of  Women.(Women’s
Organizations, July 23,2014)

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      Human rights are not always respected in
today’s world, this is even worse in some country for example in North Korea,
human rights are extremely violated. North Korean citizens usually cannot
freely travel around the country or travel abroad. Emigration and immigration
are strictly controlled, also ethnic minorities are not treated equally. All
the media and press are controlled by dictator regime, the reason behind this
is that government head or also commonly known as the Kim family, they want to
maintain their power whatever the cost may be. The result of this violations is
many North Korean ordinary people are trying very hard to flee the country. 

 

     Canada has a very good reputation of
respecting human rights. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees
everyone has the fundamental freedoms such as freedom of conscience and
religion, freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom
of the press and other media of communication etc. However, the study shows
indigenous rights are not fully respected especially in poverty, housing,
water, sanitation, healthcare, and education problems in indigenous
communities, particularly those in remote and rural areas.(HRW world report,
Jan 29,2017) The reason behind this violation is the government shrinking
budget in infrastructure.

 

       There are many individuals and
nongovernment organizations are promoting human rights all across the globe.
Therefore, ordinary people like you and I can also help, for instance, we can
volunteer to help those who needed, protest on the street to let the world hear
our voices, and elect a government who respect human rights.

After
all the citizens are the real fighters in this war. Among all the human rights
protectors, Human Rights Watch is doing an excellent job by meeting with
governments, the United Nations, regional groups like the African Union and the
European Union, financial institutions, and corporations to press for changes
in policy and practice that promote human rights and justice around the
world.(HRW introduction page, July 19,2017 )

 

      Human rights are very important no matter
what social status you are or where are you from. In some countries like North
Korea, human rights issues are very concerning also in our country Canada
indigenous rights are not fully respected. However there are good things are
happening, many organizations like Human Rights Watch are doing incredible jobs
and promoting important values we all share. In conclusion, human rights
violation may not be stopped forever but it is everyone’s duty to protect and
promote human rights.

 

 

 

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