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Peace Theme 1: Upholding Human Dignity

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Joanna Costales

on 13 February 2014

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Transcript of Peace Theme 1: Upholding Human Dignity

Peace Theme 1: Upholding Human Dignity
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
or (UDHR) Founded by United Nations general assembly in 1948.
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Woman (CEDAW)
Convention on the Rights of Children (CRC)
adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1989 and entered into force in September 1990
CEDAW aims to:
bring about substantive equality of woman

prohibits policies and actions that put woman at disadvantage

recognize the influence of culture and tradition in restricting woman

discard the distinction between the private and the public spheres.
CRC 4 Categories of Rights
1. Survival Rights

2. Development Rights

3. Protection Rights

4. Participation Rights.
Human Dignity
fundamental innate worth of a human being
enshrined in the teaching of major faiths
Human rights education seeks to uphold human dignity
consists of 30 articles
also known as the International Bill of Rights for Women
only international treaty that comprehensively addresses women's rights.
came into force in 1981
The 54 articles of the CRC describes 4 categories of rights.
"While we expect our rights to be respected, protected and promoted, we should also be willing to undertake the corresponding responsibilities."
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