We find that old and new generations are constantly wanting to change the world. So why is there is a never-ending struggle?
In 2020 only, you’ll find things and areas of the world in which people used their voice to drive change. One was the Black Lives Matter protests in America. However, there were protests worldwide. In Nigeria, there were the End SARS protests. The point is that everywhere in the world, people try to make the world a better place from their point of view. They try to gain human rights.
Everyone has human rights from being born. That is not debatable. Human rights are the foundations that keep society fair and equal. They should be our foundation for how we progress in the world. Human Rights as a concept was first created after World War II, when the world was hugely suffering. It was created on December 10th, 1948. Here we are on December 10th, 2020. What has the world come to since then?
Human rights are created to protect all people. Whether they are already being neglected to a right, or are safe where they are, they are made to help keep people safe. A teacher and police officer have the same human rights. They both have the right to freedom of thought, they both have the right to private property, they both have the right to clean water and sanitation. They both have rights. Things that you may do may not occur to you as a right. Waking put in the morning and drinking clean, easily accessible water. Going to bed in a bed, in a house, in a safe neighbourhood. These things we consider to be normal.
These things should be considered to be normal, however for most people, these things are a luxury. According to World Bank “9.2% of the world, or 689 million people live in extreme poverty on more than $1.90 a day”
According to the United Nations, Human Rights are “rights inherited to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other human status”. Some topics that human rights include are: the right to education, the right to rest, the ban on slavery, the ban on torture, the right to health and well-being, the right to freedom of thought, the right to social security and the list goes on and on. However, these rights are unfortunately not met. When one of these rights is not met, it starts a domino effect which means that a series of human rights are broken, which is a crucial reason for huge inequalities that people suffer from.
According to Do Something, there are approximately 246 million child laborers worldwide. This is a huge problem. It breaks many rights, and is not only a human right, is a child right violated. It means that children are not safe and protected from economic exploitation. It means that children can not gain an education. And then the domino effect starts.
Thus, making sure that people who have them are working as hard as they possibly can to give them to those who do not have them. It is about ensuring the rights of those who are at risk of losing them. It is about making sure that we are all equal and we are all living in fairness.
Prisha Gupta, Jumeirah College