statelessness, result in other human rights abuses such as domestic violence, human trafficking and child marriage.
Almost half of the twenty-seven countries that do not allow women to confer their nationality to their own children are situated in the MENA region. In addition to that, many of the MENA countries are not State parties to conventions that assure crucial rights for women and children, such as the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness, CEDAW and Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Despite the fact that there have been several reforms in MENA countries such as Egypt, Mauritania, Algeria, Iraq, Morocco, Tunisia and Yemen, full equal status in nationality matters has not been …show more content…
The results are similar when a woman is married to a non-national, something that leads to the treatment of the children as foreigners who must have a residence permit which is not always feasible for many families. This kind of circumstances result to the injury of the integrity of the family, since they face stigmatization and they lack a sense of belonging. Therefore, besides the direct impact that these nationality laws have on the children of women married to non-nationals or whose fathers are unknown, have abandoned them or have deceased, these laws contribute to the expansion of wider patterns of discrimination and societal prejudice against women. Some women decide to divorce their husbands in order to try to secure nationality for their children or they even choose not to have children at all as they are aware of the grave obstacles they are going to face in their lives since the moment they are born, all posing great threat to family unit. This has been expressed in numerous statements of women coming from MENA countries, including a Jordanian national who is married to an
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is there for the rights of children should allow children priority
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is a legally-binding international agreement setting out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of every child, regardless of their race, religion or abilities.
“American federalism was the embodiment of political tolerance and decentralization of – the expression of the liberal conviction that society can manage itself and needs no central plan,” said Llewellyn H. Rockwell. Federalism is the most important principle because it helps build a better foundation for a better government while also creating a division of powers. In this essay, I will be explaining what federalism is, how this newer type of government ideal has been incorporated into the U.S. and the advantages and disadvantages of federalism in the U.S. government.
The United Nations convention on the rights of the child is to promote all aspects for the care, development and education of children, non discrimination on the grounds of gender, religion, disability, language, ethnic/social origin, civil and political rights, economic, social, cultural and protective rights.
The impact of a state’s right to nullification can ultimately cause a great deal of damage to the country that it resides in. To describe the impacts one would need to take a look back into history when the Nullification Crisis took place. South Carolina had economic hard times after the war of 1812. Cotton prices started to drop and South Carolina was in a state of depression. Southerners however tend to blame their economic woes on the policies of the national government. (Goode
The status of women in middle eastern communities are very apparent once the woman has given birth. “Both are constantly in the company of their mother; babysitters are an unknown institution (Davis. 25).” Women are the ones who are indefinitely in charge of their children beginning at birth. This is a very respectable status that is given by societies to women. Communities know that most men cannot raise a child with the adequate nutrition and care that a mother can provide. Many western societies may argue and proclaim women should not be the ones to sacrifice their lives to raise a kid. On the contrary, to have a child is cherished and it is looked at as a blessing rather than punishment.
Un Convention on the Right of the Child 1989 - it sets out in detail what every child (under the age of 18) needs to have for a safe, happy and fulfilled childhood. It includes children’s civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights and promises to provide what a child needs to
Agnew finally expands on the concept of patriarchal values and practices among immigrant families. Economic status, dependent immigrant status, the desire to keep the family together, personal security, changing gender roles are all common factors that stem from existing patriarchal structures which contribute to violence against immigrant women. Changing gender roles seem to be very difficult for men who feel disempowered, and as they perceive that their authority as head of households are weakening, they may resort to violence to regain some power.
In both history and present day, many human rights violations have occurred in countries residing within the UN. Despite the attempts that international influence created through the UN, many countries such as the Soviet Union conducted serious human rights violations through attempts to quell uprisings or anti-government movements. Even in the present day, countries such as North Korea and China have been committing drastic human rights violations, despite existing within the United Nations. Because of these facts, it can be concluded that international influence does not necessarily create better human
Women’s rights in the Middle East have always been a controversial issue. Although the rights of women have changed over the years, they have never really been equal to the rights of a man. This poses a threat on Iran because women have very limited options when it comes to labor, marriage and other aspects of their culture. I believe that equal treatment for women and men is a fundamental principal of international human rights standards. Yet, in some places like Iran, discriminatory practices against women are not only prevalent, but in some cases, required by law. In this essay I will explain to you the every day life of an every day Islamic woman living in Iran. You will be astonished by what these women
There are also some parents that are unaware of the fact that they have to give up their kids too once they get a divorce. Extinction of parental rights is the most severe and in criminal law provisos and it is similar to the death sentence. In some circumstances, it may be highly suitable considering the best interest of the child, whereas, in some other circumstances, it may be that the divorced parent is being
(The Declaration of Rights of Men and the citizen, 1971) defines citizenship by allowing people rights in more depth and definition when compared to the Bill of Rights. This article had more of a focal point on the men but it also referred to the “citizen” which is not specific if they pertain to women or not. The first recognition of hen National Assembly only acknowledges the man. It states “Men are born and remain free and equal in
In the realm of Afghan marriage, women are sometimes granted the opportunity for an arranged marriage, although consequences may still ensue. Arranged marriage is just one of the many ways women are married off in Afghanistan, as well as other countries around the world. The women, who were groomed for marriage from birth, are sought after by the suitor’s relatives. The same goes for the suitors, although the men are often the ones who instigate and ask for the woman’s hand in marriage. While it may seem obvious why the two are marrying, they may happen for different reasons. “There are two types of arranged marriages in the Afghan society: those conducted for the sincere happiness of the couple, and those that resemble business transactions conducted primarily as a means to settle deals with families,” (Bashir 1). Sometimes the woman and man find each other and are pleased with one another. This is similar to Tariq and Laila’s relationship in that they found love together and their families approved it. However, it is known that things do not work out for the two at the time. Although some of the arranged marriages end happily, there is another side to them. Sometimes poor families sell off their daughters to pay off a debt or settle a feud. While these women are technically given the option to refuse, it does not come without consequences. Journalist Hannah Spruce explores this idea in further detail when she emphasizes that, “Some children who refuse to consent may find
According to Farhad Kazemi article in the Iran Chamber Society, an important difference between the Islamic world and the West in regard to citizenship rights is how these rights are formally categorized. In the West, non-gender-based citizenship is the norm, even though in practice, full and complete citizenship rights and equality are not always the case. In the Islamic world, however, the norm is to grant different categories of people different citizenship rights. Hence, women and religious minorities enjoy a different category of citizenship rights than males and Muslims.
When life becomes unbearable between a women an her husband, they may think of divorce as being a fair solution for both of them to get their “independence” and live a normal life, they may even think that it is suitable for their children. However, this is not the case , divorce may have some serious consequences that can affect the whole society .