Essay Human Rights And The Rights

1678 Words Dec 18th, 2014 null Page
Human rights, according to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, are given to every individual, regardless of status, and are interdependent, indivisible and interrelated. Human rights include issues such as gender equality, trafficking, torture, slavery, poverty, housing, and minorities. Due to the diversity of ideologies across countries, human rights can cause conflict as the traditions of one country may contradict another. Human rights are affected by worldwide exchanges of economics, politics, and culture. If globalization is utilized properly, developing countries can experience a lift on the burden of poverty and famine as well as proper representation in their own country, all of which are aspects of human rights. After the secession from Nigeria in 1967, the Republic of Biafra was faced with an overwhelming amount of food shortages, leaving children susceptible to kwashiorkor, the swelling of the belly due to starvation which in severe cases leads to death. The Nigerian army continued to advance, forcing Biafrans into a smaller and smaller section of land. The Biafran general, Ojukwu, realized that he should focus on bringing the world’s attention to Biafra and away from the Vietnam War. Foreign journalists focused heavily on the starving children and women dying on a daily basis. It was because of this violation of a basic human right, caused by the Nigerian blockade, that Biafra was able to receive supplies and food from airlifts from…

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