Human rights violations are being overlooked

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Human rights violations are being overlooked

Krista Staley

Krista Staley

Krista Staley

Krista Staley

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Human rights are rights entitled to every human being.

Whether it be someone’s ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, language, or religion, these characteristics should never determine the rights someone can have.

Human rights include the right to life and liberty, the right to freedom from slavery and torture, the freedom of opinion and expression, and the right to a job and education.

Why are so many people experiencing the opposite of these?

It has become common for people to feel as if the rights they have as an individual are sometimes tested.

When the rights of an individual are infringed, this is a human rights violation.

Human rights are abused and ignored, as well as political, social, and economic rights, for many people worldwide.

Yet we never really see people being held accountable when they disregard someone else’s rights or see the people speaking out about their injustices receive the justice they deserve.

As I pay attention to that around me, I notice that racism, discrimination, and sexism happen more often than respectfulness.

Individuals that partake in such behavior usually get away with it and do not realize they are harming somebody and infringing their rights.

Although society has evolved into being more accepting of people and their differences more often than in the past, the violation of people’s rights still happens often.

Not enough people are defending the rights of their own and the people around them.

This is not acceptable.

Everybody deserves to live a life free of inequity, a life full of expression and fairness.

As a society, we need to start showing admiration for the differences we find in others.

Degrading someone because you have different views, opinions, and characteristics compared to them is not acceptable.

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