Related Issue 4 To what extent should I, as a citizen, respond to globalization?. In our studies of related issue #4 we will consider the following: Human Rights, Democracy and Globalization To what extent have democracy and human rights shaped, and been shaped by globalization?
Cannot be taken away
The basis of UN policy since 1948 that defines the rights to which every human is equally entitles (civil, equality, social, cultural rights)
Recruiting, transporting, harbouring or receiving a person through a use of force, coercion or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them.
1982 Canadian Charter that guarantees political and civil rights for Canadians.
People’s basic needs including food, clothing, shelter and water.
Effective Governance and Human Rights
Respect for human rights
Institutions, such as courts, that protect citizens
Incorrupt police forces
Parliaments that represent citizen goals
Do the following examples demonstrate effective governance?
Since 1986, over 30,000 boys and girls have been abducted in Northern Uganda and forced to become soldiers, laborers and sex slaves.
A child soldier
rides back to his
base in Ituri
Since December 2006, abductions and "disappearances" have risen rapidly in Sri Lanka, with government security forces frequently implicated.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Watch the following video and answer the following question, what are human rights and how can they best be achieved for all?
Whose responsibility is it to respond to the concerns of human rights around the world?
Extreme Poverty is a lack of basic human needs such as adequate food, clothing, housing, clean water and health services.
More than 1.2 billion people (1 in every 5) survive on less than $1 a day.
Over 800 million people go to bed hungry every day…300 million are children.
The Facts of Poverty…
• Eliminating hunger globally: $19 billion.• Providing education for every kid on earth: $12 billion.• Providing access to water and sanitation: $15 billion.• Reversing the spread of AIDS and Malaria: $23 billion.
Coffee Shops: $4 billion
Electronic and Appliance Stores: $82 billion
Florists: $6.6 billion
Shoe Stores: $22 billion
US Defence Spending:$522 billion