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I Have a Passion For Human Rights

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    1 Girl 10 Boys

    I'm an only girl on a hockey team, and being part of that involves a lot of sexism. It isn't right, it isn't normal. If you say that you say those things cause i should be in the kitchen! Well of course i might hit you, don't complain about it. You saying that hurts me...
    hockey54227 hockey54227 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 4, 2011

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    I think the universal declaration of human

    rights should be the international standard from which all laws should descend. If a state formulates laws contrary to this those laws can be challenged and disposed. An international passion for this declaration should be every human being's. It is crucial!
    Zeldabyo Zeldabyo 18-21, F Oct 9, 2015

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    Tell The Un To Recognize Women As Humans, Not Commodities

    Whether its dueling with an arch nemesis for the heart of a woman or highschool freshman hazing. No matter if its Chinese foot binding or the ritual slaughtering of any child born on a friday by the Anglo-Saxons; or even the Salem witch hunts. I'm sure most of us can agree that...
    calebforaction calebforaction 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2011

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    Human Right - Freedom of expression "Everyone

    has the right to freedom of opinion and expression. This right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to see, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers."
    InnerCalm InnerCalm 31-35, F Sep 23, 2015

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    This Is Messed Up

    James Verone, robbed a bank for one dollar. Why only one dollar? Because he knew that in prison he could get the medical care he could not afford with his part time salary as a convenience store clerk. He was approved for food stamps, but they did little to help his finances...
    closinginontheedge closinginontheedge 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    I Am Concerned For America

    I believe we have lost our rights in this country. From the start of the Bush Administration, until today, we have given up all our freedoms--the right to protest against the govt. the right to impeach officials who are stomping on us--there was a time, when as a nation we...
    elsiepea elsiepea 46-50, F 4 Responses May 24, 2009

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    Avail the Options, Not Erase Them!

    I blame this on TV and newspaper. I haven't spent too much time watching TV and I've been right as rain. I grab newspaper for Garfield, crosswords and Sudoku - and I've been blissfully cruising life. Now I have to rant again because our Presidential Election has put me...
    june1999 june1999 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 11, 2009

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    Tell President Obama To Stop Killing Children

    The US Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 prohibits the US government from providing military financing, military training, and several other categories of US military assistance to governments using child soldiers. The Child Soldiers Prevention Act went into effect in 2010...
    calebforaction calebforaction 26-30, M Oct 18, 2011

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    I Have An Incredibly Burning Passion For Human Rights!

    Okay yeah, I know I'm 13. But I have a burning passion for human rights. I get extremely riled up when talking about things like this! I get a fire in my eyes an everything, because I'm so passionate about the fact the everybody should have rights. And we should discriminate...
    BellaRayZamora BellaRayZamora 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 4, 2013

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    It Is A Moral Imperative That Every Human Being Has Inalienable Rights.........

    ..........and that these rights are protected by everyone else. In the defense of that person who is having their Rights infringed lies the freedom and dignity of everyone else. I sincerely wish people would get this in their heads! :)
    koyptakh koyptakh 51-55, M 22 Responses Feb 5, 2011

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    I'm a human rights worker,

    I also volunteer for several groups. But sometimes coming into work, with the boss I have, I think my office is being ran by slave drivers. Quite frankly it's frustrating on my part. Also being the youngest board member(I'm 20) for my foundation, does not make it any easier for...
    lora94 lora94 22-25, F Apr 16, 2015

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    I Lived Through Apartheid

    I can't say much more about my living through apartheid in America than what i've already said in the group, "I Love The Little Rascals." The genesis of my strongest feelings for human rights was at the time of my seeing other Americans in this country denied rights that people...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 15, 2012

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    The Red Pony

    I too have a passion for Human Rights and I'm afraid for Zimmerman losing his to a black coalition of "argumentative, verbally and physically abusive lynch Mobs and Felons." and besides, huge numbers is when might makes right, they say" right, so let's just outnumber them in a...
    Mar 27, 2012

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    The Red Pony

    I too have a passion for Human Rights and I'm afraid for Zimmerman losing his to a black coalition of "argumentative, verbally and physically abusive lynch Mobs and Felons." and besides, huge numbers is when might makes right, they say" right, so let's just outnumber them in a...
    Mar 27, 2012

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    Police Not Held Accountable To Prevent Domestic Violence; Children Murdered

    In 1999 the US Government failed to enforce a restraining order against an estranged and abusive husband. Subsequently, the couple's daughters were found dead with gunshot wounds in the back of the husband's truck. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has ruled that the...
    calebforaction calebforaction 26-30, M Sep 12, 2011

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    Rightly so, but it seems modern life is fixed

    on rights not on what's right! Murderers almost go free! There is a trial in England I have been following, a man killed his younger step sister and he is monstrous! There are definately times when capital punishment should be used, because no one takes responsibility, and...
    Liebenbergmrl Liebenbergmrl 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2015

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    Passion Which Leads to Fear

    I initially went into human rights law due to the way I was able to get worked up about true stories of injustice that I came across- the extent to which I felt helpless and desired to make a winning argument through gaining the relevant knowledge and take action to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 11, 2008

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    Tell The Us Government To Stop Supporting Rape, Murder, Torture And Many Other Human Rights Violations

    Although Afghanistan has officially ratified the global ban on cluster bombs, its still no excuse for the US to continue to back the new local Police when they persistently and blatantly commit human rights violations against civilians. Human Rights Watch released a 102 page...
    calebforaction calebforaction 26-30, M Sep 14, 2011

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    i'm an intersectional feminist.

    i support LGBGTQIA+ rights, disabled people's rights, and rights for PoC. i am pro-justice for those who have been/are affected by oppression. and am passionate about disabling patriarchy and white supremacy.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 6, 2015

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    when I hear about police brutality against

    African-Americans, and the fact that the police force isn't doing anything to make it right, It makes me very upset. or that some people don't have freedom of speech. something needs to change. we need to speak out against corrupt governments and racist officers of the law.
    CreativeKitty CreativeKitty 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2015

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    Our Little Maid Semira

    Hi. I am new here and I just want to write about what happened to our maid, Semira. It was nearly Christmas time and Semira wanted to go visit her mother in the country side. Semira is about 24 years old. She was kind of slow. I don't mean to be offensive. What I am trying to say...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 28, 2012

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    There are human rights

    and human wrongs. We have the rights clearly defined in the Declarations of Human Rights, published during the Revolution. What about human wrongs, where are they written about, in the Ten Commandments?
    Rovigatti Rovigatti 18-21, F Feb 9, 2015

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    Urgent Message For All

    http://www.walkfree.org/en/actions/tvpa_petition?t=dXNlcmlkPTQxNzgyMSxlbWFpbGlkPTIwMTg0 Please read the above link and see what you can do. It is a serious issue. We need to act. We also need to get the word out. Thanks
    pearls37 pearls37 22-25, F Feb 10, 2013

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    You Have No Idea

    I have a serious passion for human rights.I have been a servant to the public for years.I have championed the causes of those who needed it.My mouth which is almost bigger than my heart has been heard by governments, civic and national business leaders.I research my causes very...
    Sweetertnu Sweetertnu 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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    Nypd: Heroes To Zeroes. Raymond Kelly Must Be Replaced

    On September 20th 2011 hundreds of protesters gathered on Wall Street in a peaceful and constitutionally protected demonstration. For 4 days this demonstration managed to stay peaceful and abide by the laws that were set forth by the constitution for such an assembly to occur...
    calebforaction calebforaction 26-30, M Sep 30, 2011

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    Calling All Fellow Activists, NOW!!

    It is vital the information I'm going to share with you is made viral as quickly as possible. The ethnic Rohingya people of Myanmar (Burma) in Southeast Asia are being massacred. These barbarous acts are being carried out by Neo-Nazi racist groups like the RNDP (Rakhine...
    nilmortalibusarduiest nilmortalibusarduiest 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    Labor Rights in Islam in the light of saying of

    the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)It was narrated from ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Give the worker his wages before his sweat dries.”[Sunan Ibn Majah, Chapters on Pawning, Hadith: 2443, Grade: Sahih...
    moonii moonii 18-21, F 1 Response May 1, 2015

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    Human Trafficing/sweat Shops Please Read and Pass On

    for the past few months, i have had an obsession about becoming educated on, and raising awareness of sweatshops and human trafficking. it was shocking to me to know that more than half of the people that are in my life had no idea what either one or both of these things were...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 28, 2008

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    Human Rights

    I know im a very rebelious person but to oppress others because of their faith,belief,rights as human beings then i dont care who you are im going to stop it and will try to find ways to support this people because slavery is already not acceptable this days just like the...
    tawam tawam 36-40, M Apr 24, 2012

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    The Red Pony

    I too have a passion for Human Rights and I'm afraid for Zimmerman losing his to a black coalition of "argumentative, verbally and physically abusive lynch Mobs and Felons." and besides, huge numbers is when might makes right, they say" right, so let's just outnumber them in a...
    1 Response Mar 27, 2012

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    I believe that all girls have a right to be

    educated formally about their sexually and and how to share it .. And I especially believe that white girls should be taught about the benefits of BBCs and they should have access to getting black ******
    HandsomeG69 HandsomeG69 18-21 Oct 29, 2015

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    another police officer has been found not guilty

    for killing unarmed people-sigh
    youreable youreable 26-30, F 1 Response May 23, 2015

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    The Red Pony

    I too have a passion for Human Rights and I'm afraid for Zimmerman losing his to a black coalition of "argumentative, verbally and physically abusive lynch Mobs and Felons." and besides, huge numbers is when might makes right, they say" right, so let's just outnumber them in a...
    Mar 27, 2012

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    Human Rights

                                ive always had a passion for human rights. i believe very strongly in  everyone being treated equally. i hate to...
    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 5, 2009

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    Something that people are seemingly having more

    and more issues with lately... People have the right to believe whatever they want, think whatever they want and hold whatever opinions they want. That doesn't make them wrong or bad. If you don't like it, guess what. You have the right to not talk to them. That doesn't make...
    Passionfruit101 Passionfruit101 18-21, F Dec 28, 2015

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    I am upset after read the news about two Indian

    sisters to be raped as punishment. The ‘sentence’ was handed down as punishment after their brother eloped with a married woman. They also ordered for the sisters to be paraded naked with blackened faces. That's against human rights! That's angry and sad, because I cannot...
    PrincessGabrielle PrincessGabrielle 36-40, F Sep 1, 2015

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    Some Things Make Me Incredibly Sad And Angry

    Last night, I was thinking about Ashtiani, the mother of two who in 2006 was arrested and convicted of adultery in Iran. A confession was extracted from her after she was subjected to 99 lashes of a whip; a confession she later said was coerced from her. Her sentence - to be...
    ForestSong ForestSong 18-21, F Jul 7, 2010

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    A Better World.

    I really want this world to be free from racism, hatred, poverty and exploitation. There are so many problems in world. There are children who don't even get proper meal. Just imagine the pain of a mother who has to see her children hungry. It so heartbreaking to even think about...
    Somexyz Somexyz 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 2, 2013

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