Good morning/afternoon. Judicators, ladies and gentlemen – I would like to extend a warm welcome to you all. Madeline Albright once said, "It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent."
Article Two of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, …show more content…
In Ireland, a woman with at least one child earns almost 14% less than their male counterpart. Income inequality is a rampant discrimination against women. The White House reported, an African-American women earns 64 cents and Latina women earn 56 cents for every dollar earned by a Caucasian man. Income inequality does not affect just one community nor one race but it affects every woman. How can we end income inequality? For one, we need to start valuing the work of women by closing the gap in income inequality. We need to stop blaming children, women with children are no more and no less committed to their careers than anyone …show more content…
As I mentioned at the beginning of my speech, everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, this is including sex. Every year, an estimated 15 million girls under 18 are married worldwide. For 15 million girls worldwide, this is a human right that is violated.
Jasvinder Sanghera (an advocate for the rights of those experiencing forced marriages and honor based abuse) is a survivor of child marriage. When aged fourteen, her mother had shown her a picture of a man she was promised to since she was eight years old. Sanghera refused to marry this man, and for that, she was abused both physically and mentally. Aged fifteen, her parents locked her in her room until she agreed to the marriage. Sanghera attempted suicide in protest. Jasvinder is now in her forties – happily and consensually married with three kids.
Once a child is married, she is more likely to be a victim of domestic violence. The World Health Organization reported, 35% of women worldwide have experienced either intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime. The effects of violence on a victim's health are
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Nujood Ali has faced a multitude of horrors from a very young age: being forced into an arranged marriage with an older man at the age of nine, sexual abuse, physical abuse, running away, having family turn a blind eye on your suffering or be an accomplice to it. However, the true horror lies in the fact that Nujood is not the only victim of these atrocities. So, why is Nujood’s story so important? She may not be the first person to experience the true horrors of child marriage, but she is the youngest Yemeni girl to be granted a divorce. Ali shares her heartbreaking with millions across the world in her memoir titled I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced.
Females in the U.S. make just 78 cents to the dollar of what men make for doing the same work. Additionally, women around the world spend more hours a day working without pay. Furthermore, women have to pay more for household items and the United States, along with 8 other countries, doesn’t
By 1940, a child raised in an average American household had a 92% of making more money than their parents. As time progressed the averages began to decline. In the 1950s, the average still maintained to be elevated but receded to 79%. Rates dropped to 50% in the 1980s and the numbers presently continue to deteriorate (Leonhardt).
This module addressed environmental issues that contribute to health, including overpopulation, consumerism, and wealth inequalities. People of all classes are affected by this issue in different ways; for example, the poor experience limited availability of healthy foods, and the rich consume a lot of resources. My favorite class activity was coming up with mental models related to the video “Wealth Inequality in America,” because it gave me insight on how the poor eat unhealthily based on circumstances that may be out of their control, not necessarily from personal choice as many people commonly assume. This health topic is a problem because the people in the most industrialized countries consume so much more resources that they don’t actually
The Intro to Labor course taught by Professor Brucher has taught me a lot of things pertaining to the basics of labor in the United States. As a young adult, most of the information will help me in the future as a working professional or even now as a low-skilled college worker. The material from this course relates to me a person, as a Rutgers University student, and as a worker. Something that opened my eyes as a worker was “at will employment”.
Income inequality refers to the even/unevenness of how income is distributed in society. Income inequality in the United States has been described as “the defining issue of our time” by President Barack Obama in 2012.The US is facing a significantly high level of income inequality because the people with the highest incomes are taking home the majority share of the economy and there is a large gap between these people and the poorest people in America. Income inequality is most of the time measures via something called the Gini coefficient, this measures the extent of which the distribution of income among individuals/households in an economy is near to a perfectly equal distribution. For example, a rating of 0 on the Gini coefficient would
People around the world have many different political views whether they are going for the same candidate or not. Some people are pro-life, and some aren’t, some people think we need to spend more money to help close our debt, and some people think that we need to just invest it into American businesses. There are people who are Republican, Democratic, Libertarian, you name it in the USA we have it. This is the land of the free and the home of the brave and people interpret it in so many different ways. I am sure that you could find maybe three people with the exact same ideas as you from the big federal money spending problems, to immigration problems, all the way to the other problems such as equality for the LGBT group, or legalizing marijuana in all 50 states.
Income Inequality Income Inequality or “wage gap” is a big topic for freedom fighters and liberals for the simple fact that it isn’t equal for everyone. Because the wage gap is so prominent it's one of the biggest “facts” that discrimination is still apart of everyday American society. The wage gap from these radical interest groups think the economy is get a dollar take a dollar instead of a free flow economy. This misguided idea of the economy is absolutely not true and isn’t at the fault of the Government, but the people.
Inequality is a very large issue today in America and is something often swept under the rug and covered up with media's headlines and distractions. If we could just momentarily rewind and go back to the early 1920s where our unemployment rate reached an astronomical height briefly reaching an exceedingly high rate at 11%, however, future president Herbert Hoover, however, current commerce in secretary convincingly convinced major industrial leaders to voluntarily increase wages and production in order to help out this drowning economy. As the economy grew due to an increase in wages and production it, unfortunately, crashed again during The Great Crash in 1929.During this time since less than 1% of any American people owned any stock, Treasury
Does the Greatly Skewed Distribution of Wealth Amongst the Lower and Upper Classes of Society Cause Conflict? American citizens as a whole do not recognize exactly how greatly skewed money is distributed amongst the lower and upper classes, nor the problems and conflicts that come with this great amount of skewness. People argue that this uneven distribution contributes in keeping society functioning because people are unaware of this disproportional spread since there are not any grave conflicts that would cause them to need to become aware. The article, Wealth Inequality in America: It’s Worse Than You Think by Chris Mathews, instead states that the top two percent of the wealthiest people in America contain over half of the total overall
Marriage is when two people who are deeply in love come together and spend the rest of their lives with each other. Marriage should not be forced upon someone at a young age. After learning more about forced marriages and watching the video “Child Brides,” I felt angry and confused. Women’s rights have come a long way throughout history. However, it is evident that in some parts of the world, many still don’t fully agree that men and women should be treated equally.
1. Introduction Income inequality has grown significantly during this past decades and this phenomenon continues to increase over the years. This problem is constantly discussed in the daily news all around the world. Several consequences of this increase of inequality between people leads to economic problems such as high unemployment rates, lack of work for young people, fall of demand for certain product. The gap between rich and poor is increasing, the rich are richer and the poor are poorer as a result politicians and economists try to adopt certain policies in order to reduce this gap.
My father drilled the words into my head every single day for 17 years, “be apart of that 1% not the other 99”. Raised in a country where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, I’ve been fascinated about the economic theories throughout the country. Wealth inequality in the United States intrigued me. Since I was a kid I’ve tried to decipher what my father meant when he told me to be apart of “that 1%”. Until, finally, I came to understand the facts behind it.
In the article written by Bengali, he discusses how the 9-year-old groom’s bride would flirt with other boys in the village while he was away. “The marriage broke up within a year.” (Bengali) This shows that not only is child marriage harmful, but it is not made to last. Child marriage should be discouraged and prohibited.
The United States is currently facing an economical problem that involves males and female differences within the workplace. Males are given bigger and sometimes even better rewards for doing equal amounts of work as their female counterparts. Females are frequently not receiving the same wage even if they can complete the same job of a male. Also, females are less likely to get promoted within their job if they are competing against a male. A source states, “Women are now more likely to have college degrees than men, yet they still face a pay gap in every single education level,