Human Rights Week on December, 2019: i need 15 points for human rights ?
Human Rights Week 2019. Universal Human Rights NGO Monitor works to reset the moral compass of HR organisations
Human Rights Facts & Figures
* 855,000,000 people in the world are illiterate. 70% of them are female.
* Two-thirds of the world's children who receive less than four years of education are girls.
* For every year beyond fourth grade that girls go to school, family size drops 20%, child deaths drop 10%, and wages rise 20%; yet, international aid dedicated to education is declining.
* Worldwide, more than half the population of women over age 15 cannot read or write.
* Girls represent nearly 60% of the children not in school.
* Even when women have equal years of education, it does not translate into economic opportunities or political power.
* While women in Nigeria enjoy 53% literacy, in Morocco 34%, and in Palestine 77%, their participation in politics and the economy lag far behind.
Health & Family
* Worldwide, women suffer greater malnutrition than men.
* 600,000 women -- one every minute -- die each year from pregnancy-related causes. Most of these deaths are preventable.
* As children, girls are often undervalued, fed less, and given inadequate healthcare.
* Parents in countries such as China and India sometimes use sex determination tests to find out if their fetus is a girl. Of 8000 fetuses aborted at a Bombay clinic, 7999 were female.
* In the Global South, women traditionally eat last and least. They do not get more to eat even during pregnancy and nursing.
* Nearly half of all people living with HIV/AIDS are women and girls.
* 510,000 children under the age of 15 died of HIV/AIDS in 1998. Today, almost 1.2 million children under the age of 15 are living with HIV/AIDS.
* In some countries, the HIV/AIDS infection rates for 15- to 19-year old girls are 3 to 6 times higher than for boys.
* Every day 7000 young persons are infected with HIV/AIDS.
* Worldwide, women's work in the home is not counted as work.
* 90% of the rural female labor force are called "housewives" and excluded from the formal definition of economic activity.
* Women work-- on average and across the world-- more hours than men each week, sometimes as much as 35 hours more, but their work is often unpaid and unaccounted for.
* Where women do the same work as men, they are paid 30 to 40 percent less than men.
* There is no country in the world where women's wages are equal to those of men.
* In the U.K., Italy, Germany, and France women are paid 75% of men's wages, whereas in Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Australia women earn 90% of men's wages.
* Women produce nearly 80% of the food on the planet, but receive less than 10% of agricultural assistance.
* In most places in the world, work is segregated by sex. Women tend to be in clerical, sales and domestic services, and men in manufacturing and transport.
* Women occupy only 2% of senior management positions in business.
* Women's participation in managerial and administrative posts is around 33% in the developed world, l5% in Africa, and 13% in Asia and the Pacific. In Africa and Asia-Pacific these percentages, small as they are, reflect a doubling of numbers in the last twenty years.
* Wars today affect civilians most, since they are civil wars, guerrilla actions and ethnic disputes over territory or government. 3 out of 4 fatalities of war are women and children.
* Over the past decade, armed conflict has killed 2 million children, disabled 4 to 5 million, left 12 million homeless and more than 1 million orphaned or separated from their parents.
* In times of conflict, women and children are sometimes sold into forced servitude and slavery.
* 75% of the refugees and internally displaced in the world are women who have lost their families and their homes.
* In the former Yugoslavia, 20,000 women and girls were raped during the first months of the war.
* In the last decade there were about 300,000 child soldiers.
* There are approximately 250 million child labourers worldwide: Asia accounts for 153 million and Africa for 80 million.
* Historically women have been denied the knowledge, the means, and the freedom to act in their own and their children's best interests.
* The majority of the world's women cannot own, inherit, or control property, land, and wealth on an equal basis with men.
* In the 1990s, only 13% of national lawmakers in the world were women, increasing just marginally from 11% in the 1970s.
* The Philippines' Anti-Rape Act of 1997, which took 9 years to pass, expanded the definition of rape making it a public criminal offense.
this may get long: 1. EVERY human is entitled to basic living necessities no matter what color, race, etc. 2. I believe it's everyone's responsiblity to see that these needs are met.. I am barely keeping my head above water but I would in no way let my neigbor starve.. I would do without first.. The problem comes when people think it's NOT their responsibility. Some people seem to think that if you are poor and sick it;s because you 1. don't want to work, 2. chose that lifestyle 3. did things to cause that lifesyle (smoking, overeating, etc) and that it's not their responsiblity to pay for that.. What these people don't get is that IF the poor could afford to eat better most of them would.. I would. I would love to eat fruits and veggies instead of hot dogs and bologna which are both high in fat but I can't afford it.. so because I can't afford to eat healthy and I get sick, then I am supposed to die if I can't pay my own health expenses..
Some people think that everyone who needs help is lazy and just wants a handout.. they don't care about those that will really starve with out food stamps or that would be homeless without housing.. Here is the deal with that...They are paying for it anyway. If we are sick, hungry, homeless, we won't be working, loss of productivity, more disability claims, more workman comp claims..so it seems like they would want to help us EVEN if it costs more out of their pocket. Lets face it.. feed a person, clothe a person, educate a person..they become a productive member of socieity. I am on permanent disability but I still work and pay in my taxes.. If I am willing to help why aren't they..
People want to yell" I work my butt off for my money and I am tired of taking care of you lazy people".. well, you know the people they are taking care of also include innocent babies who hurt nobody, innocent kids whose only mistake was being born into a life of poverty.. they are paying for healthcare for a kid dx with cancer who did nothing wrong to deserve that... but they still think it's awful that people ASK them to donate money or raise their taxes a little.. Still they will donate millions of dollars to political causes or to feed the hungry in Africa or pay $1000 for a season ticket to a ballgame.. I don't get it.. I do know that if it were them that needed surgery or their kid that had cancer and the MD said 'sorry we must have half the money down or we can't treat you".. they would be the first ones yelling "why won't someone help me.. I really believe that. If they were homeless on the street they would be thinking, why doesn't someone just donate $1.00 so I can buy a hamburger... They have no idea what it's like to hope hot dogs are on sale this week so you know you can have something to eat.
Maybe it's the way they were raised..maybe it's what society has taught them.. I don't know.. I tend to think it's pure greed..
Martin Luther King--specifically his assassination in 1968.
Rosa Parks, who refused to "get on the back of the bus.".
Medgar Evers--murdered just hours after JFK gave a speech on civil rights..
The Civil Rights Act of 1964--Kennedy's brainchild. It's somewhat an update of teh orginal Civil Rights Act, passed in 1875..
Blacks have gone from slavery to where they are today, and their challenge is still before them for total equality. Their history is a fascinating and compelling one. (I am white, BTW.)