Digital data protection to fundamental rights in Brazil

Digital data protection to fundamental rights in Brazil

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The Brazilian Senate has approved a proposal to add protection of data in digital platforms to the list of fundamental rights and individual citizen guarantees set out in the country’s constitution. According to senator Simone Tebet, rapporteur of the proposal – which will now be voted by the lower house of the National Congress –…

Why do so many hate the term feminism

Why do so many hate the term feminism

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I believe there are five critical reasons behind this: 1.  Feminism has been associated with strong, forceful and angry women, and our society continues to punishes forceful women.  (So much recent data and research has proved this.) 2. Many people fear that feminism will mean that men will eventually lose out – of power, influence, impact,…

What Is Feminism?

What Is Feminism?

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In my work in the media, as a therapist and coach, a former corporate Vice President, and one who regularly covers issues about gender equality, leadership, social change, etc., I’ve received thousands of comments from people around the world. They openly share their vast array of beliefs and opinions about gender equality, women and men…

Doctors should study human rights

Doctors should study human rights

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Every spring for the past three years, I have posed a question to the small group of first-year medical students who signed up for my Health and Human Rights course: “Who here has heard of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?” It’s an elective course, so the students are motivated. Of the 10 or 15…

Human Rights in the Social Studies

Human Rights in the Social Studies

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I have found human rights to be a good lens through which to examine virtually every issue in the social studies. Yet, where are human rights taught? Almost exclusively as part of Holocaust education or in the foreign affairs unit of a government course. This is not enough. We need to teach our students the…

Fundamental Rights of Indians

Fundamental Rights of Indians

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Fundamental Rights is a charter of rights contained in the Constitution of India. Fundamental Rights assured to all Indians ensure that we live in peace and harmony as Citizens of India. In this article, we look at the Fundamental Rights of Indian Citizen as per the Indian Constitution. Right to Equality Right to equality ensures that every citizen…

Education a Fundamental Right?

Education a Fundamental Right?

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Before sunrise on a morning just after Labor Day, 1977, Humberto and Jackeline Alvarez, Felix Hernandez, Rosario and Jose Robles, and Lidia and Jose Lopez huddled together in the basement of the United States Courthouse in Tyler, Texas, the Rose City, to decide just how much they were willing to risk for the sake of…

Individualist Feminism

Individualist Feminism

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Women are, and should be treated as, the equals of men. For many, that sentiment forms the core of feminist theory and policy. But historically, there has been substantial disagreement within the feminist movement over the meaning of the term equality. Does it mean: equality under existing laws; equality under laws more just than existing…

What are Human Rights?

What are Human Rights?

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Human rights, as defined by the UDHR, are universal rights that all human beings possess. Human rights are often divided into two general categories: political and civil rights, which the U.S. Bill of Rights addresses so well; and social and economic rights, which our Constitution addresses not at all. Human rights can be violated by…