Stories — Human Rights

Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Education: How do we leave no one behind.

Posted by Tony Malone on

Recent globals events have been a long overdue wake up call that we need to tackle inequality on a global scale. We also need to do this interconnected with other areas we need to work on globally, such as climate change, hunger, poverty, and qualitative shelter for the most vulnerable. To do this we need open, honest and frank dialogue on topics such as racism, homophobia and the many other biases that we have inherited and then perpetuated in our world. The kick back from areas of different generations gives us terms like ’Snowflakes’ and ‘woke’. These words are banded...

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The Pandemic of hate speech.

Posted by Tony Malone on

The COVID-19 has lead to exposure of many areas of our society’s inequality. It has created little but enhanced the underlying lack of equity in the world we have built. Over 84 governments across the world have used the pandemic to justify violating the human right of free speech, and peaceful assembly. This is not due to grounds of safety or social distancing -Those are responsible ways of handling the pandemic. Instead these abuses have been where governments create double standards or actively criminalise Human Rights laws with the pandemic as the excuse. Even here in the UK with have...

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Youth Discussion Activity: Human Rights

Posted by Tony Malone on

This is a simple but effective way to start a discussion on human rights. It plays into the sense of what it means to us as individuals and how we can hold this outwards to other people. It is a non-competitive game and the best outcome to end the game is to reject playing it after discussion. -An act of activism. Preparation:1) Print the image below with the cards, or create your own with the same or similar text. (Each text element is a direct reference to a right prescribed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. You can also...

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Art and Human Rights the need for partnerships.

Posted by Tony Malone on

Refugees rescued from the sea. Watercolour on paper, 2019   Art opens our eyes. Throughout history we have been able to read the social and political history when it has been captured in a painting. More than this, the great artists used art as a way to tell stories, to share their own views and ideas. They inspire us to evaluate the human condition. We have advanced our sciences, medical knowledge and our technology has enhanced our lives and totally changed the way we communicate. But, this has also intensified the threats to human rights. We are witnessing the 75...

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Clean Environment is a Human Right to come

Posted by Tony Malone on

Sadly, during the past century, the environment of planet earth has been attacked. In some places habitats have been destroyed, in many places, irreparable damage has been done to its forests. The overall effect on Earth’s delicate environment has been devastating - particularly since the systems that would help the process of restoring vegetation will take much longer as they are still under attack. For this reason, what is left must be protected and efforts made to reverse the effects of Climate Change must focus on a re-working of the economy to the benefit of the environment. Personally the first...

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