Human rights are models that enable all individuals to live with pride, flexibility, balance, equity, and peace. Each individual has these rights basically in light of the fact that they are people. They are ensured to everybody without refinement of any sort, for example, race, creed, gender, religion, ethnicity, political views, national or social birthplace, or even socio-status.
Human rights can be seen as a set of moral standards that everyone can benefit from. Human rights are not limited to a certain country or confinement. These rights are effective worldwide. Some countries create laws around human rights to make sure that that everyone is treated fairly.
Though human rights are considered to be international law, some countries are failing their citizens by not protecting such rights. For example, in some countries children are being exploited. They are hired to work in sweatshops that pay them very little but require that they work long hours. Children are not the only group of individuals that require some type of protection. Some countries make it hard for women. In these particular countries women are not respected nor protected by the law. Women can be killed and beaten by men and in return the men that have committed these crimes do not receive any type of consequences. The laws in these countries are biased because they do not protect women on the men. It is a tragedy for children and women to live in environments that do not allow them to live at a certain standard. In order to battle the unfair treatment of certain groups of people, there are a number of advocacy entities that are committed to ending these types of injustices.
An example of such an advocacy group is Children’s Defense Fund (CDF). The CDF is an advocacy group that is aimed to protecting the well-being of children around the world. This group works with other groups to help protect children from abuse and neglect while making sure that they are provided with equal chances of education. Another group is the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. This advocacy group guides and arranges international activity that helps to ensure the safety of refugees worldwide. This group’s main purpose is making sure that the rights and well-being of refugees are guarded. UNHCR hopes that one day all refugees have the ability to seek sanctuary in another country or state and eventually have the option to settle in a different state or to return to his or her native land.
The above groups have been around for years. Thanks to individuals with good hearts, these types of groups are being born every year. A newly developed fund called the Lacey & Larkin Frontera Fund was created to help financially support groups that fight for civil, human, and migrant right. The fund was started by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin after the two received a $3.75 million settlement due to their rights being violated by a Maricopa County Sheriff.