Human Rights Archives - International Youth Coalition

Africa

Family: The focal point of primary socialization, equality and the protection of children

Children remain an important cog for the development of any country and their upkeep is vital for internal growth and global competitiveness. It is from this background that every progressive and futuristic polity invest and work tirelessly to empower and protect its children. One of the fundamental issues that have been overlooked in the recent […]

Archlove Takunda Tanyanyiwa | December 13, 2018
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Bioethics

BIOETHICS AND HUMAN DIGNITY: THE DEFINITION OF BIOETHICS, HUMAN DIGNITY AND ITS CONSEQUENCES ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN MEDICINE IN AFRICA

The Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights[1] was adopted by the United Nations Economic and Social Committee (UNESCO) in 2005. This declaration helps govern the respect for human dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms as a result of arising ethical issues raised by medicine and life science. The International bioethics committee helps ensure that […]

Maria-Louisa Wang’ondu | November 26, 2018
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Human Rights

VIDEO – IYc: Who We Are

Get to know the IYc team and the issues close to their hearts and minds! We at IYc believe in the right to life, the proper understanding of masculinity and femininity, the proper expression of human sexuality, nonviolence, the intrinsic dignity of the human person, the family and the rights of parents, and the Universal […]

IYc Contributor | November 10, 2018
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Human Rights

Moral Leadership and the Age of Trump

The way a person leads affects the morality and actions of his or her followers, both intentionally and unintentionally. On a flight to Albuquerque Sunday, October 21, a man named Bruce Alexander was arrested because he allegedly touched a woman’s breasts on the flight. According to ABC News, Alexander defended himself with the phrase, “the […]

Sarah Jackson | October 25, 2018
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Abortion

Hablemos de Aborto y Discapacidad

Como Licenciada en Fisioterapia, considero que hablar de discapacidad e inclusión social en México es de suma importancia no solo por el compromiso profesional sino también, en la promoción de la dignidad humana a través de la cultura de la vida buscando generar una sociedad justa que permita el pleno desarrollo de cualquier ser humano […]

Valdes Rodriguez María José | October 5, 2018
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Africa

EMPOWERING WOMEN IN AGRI-BUSINESS THROUGH MOBILE TECHNOLOGY

In Kenya, as well as many other African countries, agri-business is a sector that drives the economy. Further to this, it has been shown that women in the rural areas depend on this as a source of livelihood. For instance in Kenya, 80 percent of the farmers are women, of which most are single parent […]

Maria-Louisa Wang’ondu | September 25, 2018
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Human Rights

For the Women Who Do Both

For many girls, being voted homecoming queen would be the highlight of their senior year, but when Mississippi high school senior Kaylee Foster got the crown, her night was just getting started. Foster was crowned homecoming queen Friday, September 7, and after taking a few pictures, she switched out her tiara for a football helmet. […]

Sarah Jackson | September 17, 2018
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Human Rights

The Rohingya Crisis, a Catastrophe looming for decades

The systematic oppression and persecution of the Rohingya people can be dated back to the 1960’s under Ne Win’s dictatorship. They have even been described by different forum as the forgotten victims, due to the gross human rights violations that they have faced under the Tatmadaw generals, without any real justice being found. The Human […]

Maria-Louisa Wang’ondu | September 3, 2018
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Human Rights

An analysis on the role of International law on the progression of Indigenous’ Peoples’ Right to Self-determination in post-colonial Africa to the present

In post-colonial Africa there was a restructuring and refashioning of African Political Institutions. There was a common aspiration amongst the newly independent African states to “modernize” in a bid to join the rest of the world. The process of decolonization was a momentous progress in international law as there was the creation of satisfactory conditions […]

Maria-Louisa Wang’ondu | August 24, 2018
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