The Fight For Universal Human Rights Essay

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The fight for universal human rights has come a long way, but has sadly only brushed the surface. Humans are born with 30 basic human rights, however there are still people in the world who ignore this established order. The worst part is that most people do not even know they possess these rights. Along with the creation of basic human rights there was a document constructed for the exclusive rights of children. This Convention on the Rights of the Child was written to help children all over the world whom are devoid from their basic needs. There are many countries that overlook these regulations, one of them being India. According to Dummett (2012) India is home to 430 million children, roughly one in five of all children in the world. Thus it is not a surprise that their biggest affliction is an epidemic of childhood sexual abuse. Children grow up dealing with being exploited and oppressed, which in turn can cause them more than psychological problems. Not only in India but also in societies everywhere it is believed that because children are innocent and vulnerable, they do not have basic human rights. Child abuse has been deemed as a criminal act in all areas of the world and still, even with new policies and enforcement, the abuse surges on. After the formation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations realized that children needed the additional protection of The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) because of the special barriers and
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