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How can our world protect the human rights of women and children in countries where they are frequently denied?

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Parminder Saroe Amnesty Essay How can our world protect the human rights of women and children in countries where they are frequently denied? In the world today women and children are being frequently denied their human rights, which every human being is entitled to. In the past and in the present woman have been discriminated against due to their gender difference and have been deprived of education, healthcare and freedom and have been subjected to attacks against their human right, simply for no other reason but they are women. In parts of the world such as Sierra Leone, Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Rwanda women are constantly raped and beaten to astounding rates. In the Ukraine, Moldova, Nigeria, and Thailand women are brought and sold and forced to work in prostitution. In Guatemala, South Africa and Mexico women are unable to work or stay in a workforce as they are obstructed by private employers who use the women's reproductive status to exclude them from work by discriminately employment laws or an enforcement of law. All this is done to women to obstruct their human right and the governments in these countries do nothing. ...read more.

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As the question suggests it is not only the women who are being frequently denied in our world. Children around the world also suffer appalling abuses. In many countries like Leone soldiers carrying guns, sometimes for no reason at all, kill innocent children on the streets. If the children are not shot dead, they are kidnapped by these soldiers and trained in the usage of weapons so they too can grow up to be soldiers and shoot weapons on the streets. If these children are not killed or abducted by soldiers, they are forced to work under impossible conditions often as labourers of in prostitution. Some children are put into jail cells at very young ages with adults who often abuse them physically and sexually. All these acts are un-just and are acts of discrimination against the child's human rights. Children are discriminated against because of their race or ethnicity. Children who are orphaned or otherwise affected by HIV/AIDS are discriminated. In Africa many children carry the Aid's disease and are left by their parents and carers to fend for themselves on the streets, not a safe place to be. ...read more.

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All this can help women and children to gain their human rights in countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and other countries where they are constantly denied. Women are raped, beaten and abused physically and mentally everyday, just because they are of a different gender to men. Children are also abused, forced into labour, and abducted and put into military school so they can fight wars and kill. This must stop and these people must be giving their respectful human rights, something every person, no matter what gender, age or race, is untitled to. Pressure groups like Amnesty International are helping them and changes have been made to help women and children. The Universal Declaration Of Human Rights that once read, "All men are born free and equal in dignity and rights" now reads "all human beings are born free and equal to rights." Afghanistan women celebrated Women's Day for the 1st time in 11 years not so long ago. This is a day where women enjoy their rights to education, the workplace, healthcare and a life free from violence, discrimination and sexual abuse. This shows step are being taken to protect the rights of women and children around the world, but we still have a long way to go. Sources Used... www.hrw.org www.derechos.org/human-rights/manual.htm www.hrweb.org www.hri.ca www.unhcrh.ch ...read more.

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