Eleanor Roosevelt's Right To Education And Human Rights

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Human rights is a set of rights that applies to all human beings this includes men, women and all children despite race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, political stance, and etc. Eleanor Roosevelt was one out of the many large advocates of human rights. She says, “Basically we could not have peace, or an atmosphere in which peace could grow, unless we recognized the rights of individual human beings... their importance, their dignity... and agreed that was the basic thing that had to be accepted throughout the world.” (Do One Thing.org) Despite our natural rights as humans we still face problems. Human rights is an important social issue that has existed since the beginning of the human race. Many people today still have yet to find the right…show more content…
In the article What is Human rights to Education it says “The right to education ensures access to quality schools and to an education that is directed towards the full development of the human personality.” (nesri.org) Education transforms an individual to become more aware of the world they are living in and the dangers that come out of it. As of today there is 250 million children denied education and the learning of the basics because of poverty and global warfare. 750 million adults today lack the ability to read and write. Education is a human right, stated in an interview with Athar Tahir- Chowdhry (Secretary to Government Ministry of Education in Pakistan) he says “It is not a matter of privilege, it should be the right of all people to not only be educated, but to acquire knowledge.” (UNESCO,The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Information Organization) With Education and educating the youth of a society we not only educate an individual, but a nation as the world is quickly…show more content…
Ethnocentrism is another major factor in the case of human rights and it has existed since the beginning of the human race. The use of universalism which is the idea that advocates loyalty and concern to others without regard to one’s nationality and culture, can help manage ethnocentric based issues. Universalism is sought out to also coincide with human rights because they both believe the same values of each individual. In the article Human Rights Debate: Universalism Versus Relativism it states “Many scholars see human rights as a universal phenomenon, and they regard them as the means to a greater social end: they are, they believe, fundamental and common to all societies. Human rights are part of the inherent dignity of every human being: they belong to all in equal measure because all are human...Universalists thus base their understanding of human rights on the liberal tradition that rights accord to the individual a set of minimum standards by virtue of his or her being human – a universal concept in that they reach out to every person alive.” (www. eurasia review.com) With the use of universalism the practice of genocide, human trafficking, racial and gender discrimination can be prevented given human

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