Global Citizenship And The Rights Of Women

920 WordsAug 24, 20164 Pages
Global Citizenship and the Rights of women Global Citizen A “Global citizen is someone who identifies with being part of an emerging world community and whose actions contribute to building this community’s values and practices.” (, 2016). Global citizens are all of us who identify with taking action against world issues. Global Citizenship (cosmopolitism) looks at us as needing to be patriotic to our nation-state, but also needing to put humanity and the greater good globally first, its “an ability to see themselves as not simply citizens of some local region or group but also, and above all, as human beings bound to all other human beings by ties of recognition and concern: as citizens of the world". (Nussbaum, 2004, p.45). Rights and Responsibilities As global citizens we must know our goals in order to know what responsibilities we have “we have drifted apart, and forgotten our shared destiny (…). But the burdens of global citizenship continue to bind us together.” (Obama, 2008), we must enable ourselves as global citizens to understand the issues plaguing our world and look at these issues ethically, morally, and socially. We as global citizens have the responsibility for advocating greater justice in the world, this type of advocating needs to be demonstrated and is exemplified in a major issue currently plaguing our world relating to women’s rights and the inequality women face in many countries. Women’s rights are human rights and are embedded in
Open Document