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Declaration of Human Rights- Articles

Published April 30, 2012 by Emily Chocolate

Economic (about money, land, pay)

Article 17-(1) Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association  with others. (2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

-Everyone has the right to own there own property

Article 23-  (2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for   equal work.

-Everyone has the right for equal pay


Social (about society)

Article 5-No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading   treatment or punishment.

– no one shall be tortured.

Article 8 -Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national   tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the   constitution or by law.

-Everyone has the right to go to court and defened their inocennce

Legial (about the legal system)

Article 6-Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the   law

– Everyone has the right to go to court and fight.

Article 8 -No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

-No one should be arrest or detented

Cultural/ Religous (about beliefs, religion)

Article 2– Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this   Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex,   language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin,   property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on   the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the   country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent,   trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

– Everyone is included in this declaration despite any differences.

Article 15 – Everyone has the right to a nationality.

-Everyone has the right for a nationality


United Nations- Declaration of Human Rights

Published April 30, 2012 by Emily Chocolate

What is the Declaration of Human Rights?

The Declaration of Human rights is rights that all humans should

When was it formed?

It was formed on 10 december 1948

Why was it formed?

It was form to protect every single human being so something like the holocaust (where people where killed for there beliefs) would never happen again.

Amnesty International

Published April 30, 2012 by Emily Chocolate

About Amnesty International

  • Amnesty international is a non-governmental organisation with 2.8 million members around the world.
  • Its membership includes 600 school youth groups, 100 university student groups and 280 local groups across the UK.
  • Amnesty International campaigns to bring about change on a range of human rights issues.
  • It is independent of any government.

Who are they?

  • Amnesty International      believes that everyone has certain rights just because  we are all human. It campaigns to make      sure that people’s rights are not abused, and if they are abused, to make      sure something is done about it
  • Amnesty believes that:      together, We are powerful.

The Declaration of Human Rights

  • There is an amazing agreement      between different countries of the world. It is called the Universal      Declarations of Human Rights and was written after the horrors of World      War 2.
  • The aim of this declaration      is to ensure that all people, whatever their race, religion, gender or any      other difference, live in freedom and dignity.
  • The declaration aims to      protect people from torture, abuse and injustice by establishing basic      rights.

Human rights abuse is rife!!!

  • Unfortunately, human rights      abuse is rife. Thousands of people across the world are denied a fair      trial and many are imprisoned purely because of what they think or      believe.
  • The death penalty is still      used for some crimes in more than 60 countries.
  • Civilians are still targeted      in times of war: children are forced to become soldiers and women and      girls are raped.
  • Torture still happens in more      than 100 countries. Millions of people still live in poverty on less than      1 dollar a day.

Poverty and Human Rights

  • Poverty and Human Rights
  • Illegal imprisonment and      torture
  • Campaigning for human rights

How can you get involved?

  • There are lots of ways that      we can all get involved with Amnesty.
  • You can take action either as an individual or as part of a group.
  • Amnesty youth and student      groups take part in campaigns by:
    • Organising a wider variety       of creative and fun awareness- rasing events
    • Organising a demonstration       as in the photo
    • Fundraising
    • Writing letters to       government officials
    • Sending messages of support       to people whose rights are being abused
    • Running school assemblies
    • Making films
    • Getting local press       coverage.

Environmental Issues

Published March 21, 2012 by Emily Chocolate
  • Solar Energy and Wind Power have grown 30 percent over the past five years


  • 5,500 children die each day from dieases linked to polluted food, air and water.


  • Australian  Official Development Assistance toward addressing climate change is estimated  at around $160 million in 2010–11.
  • The global rate of ice melt has more than doubled since 1988 and could raise sea levels 27 centimetres by 2100.
  • Disposal of wastes, particularly sewage, directly into oceans is a major source of pressure on marine and coastal areas. Population growth and increasing urbanisation, industrialisation and tourism is increasing the extent of the coastal degradation.


  • Environmental sustainability is a critical issue that cuts across the development process. Australia’s aid program promotes environmentally sustainable development in three ways.


    • by ensuring that possible impacts on the environment are adequately assessed and managed in the design and implementation of all aid activities
    • by funding projects that directly target environmental issues. The aid program invests in natural resource management, renewable energy, waste management, water resource planning and management, water supplies and sanitation, sustainable agriculture, conservation and capacity building
    • by supporting the efforts of international and regional organisations addressing global environmental problems. These organisations include the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Montreal Protocol Multilateral Fund, the United Nations Environment Programme, the International Tropical Timber Organisation and the South Pacific Regional Environment Program. Over 70 per cent of Australia’s contributions to the GEF supports climate change related activities or activities aimed at conserving biodiversity.Image


Joseph Haydn

Published March 19, 2012 by Emily Chocolate

Born 31st March1732, Rohrau, Austria

Died 31st May 1809 in Vienna due to old age

He’s an Austrian composer

Transitional composer of the Baroque to the Romantic period

Haydn’s work includes symphomies, arias, cantatas, concertos, chamber music, operas, oratorios, overtures, piano sonatas, string quartets, songs and serenades.

Mozart and Haydn were good friends. In fact, at Haydn’s funeral Mozart’s Requiem was performed. It is believed that Ludwig van Beethoven received brief instruction from Haydn. Haydn was well-respected and well-loved by his peers and patrons.


DAVE IN The Life

Published March 7, 2012 by Emily Chocolate

What issue is covered in the video?

  • homelessness

What are the main causes of the issue?

  • Drugs
  • mental illness
  • alchol
  • gambling
  • Domestic violence

What are the consquence of the issues?

  • No food
  • have to sleep on the group (people have to sleep ruff)
  • Tried
  • grumpy
  • hungry
  • begging
  • Discrimination
  • No Dignity
  • Scared
  • Loneliness

How do the affected people cope with this issues?

  • Positive attuidue

What is the governmenbt and other charities doin to assist with the issue? bbg

  • the Government is trying to half the number by 2020
  • Missionbeat
  • Mathew Talbot Hostel

Social Justice Teachings: A Catholic Perspective

Published March 5, 2012 by Emily Chocolate

What is Catholic Social Teaching?

Catholic Social Teaching sums up the teachings of the Church on social justic issues. It promotes a vision of a just (fair) society that is grounded in the Bible and in the wisdom gathered from experience by the Christian community as it has responded to social justices issues through history.

Three Elements

The social teachings are made up of three different elements:

  1. Principles for reflection;
  2. Criteria for judement;
  3. Guidelines for action.

Action Guidelines

We respod to different social situations in different ways.

Uniform guidelines for action wouldn’t work because societies are so different from one another, and they are always changing over time creating new situations with different problems and possibilities.

‘See’, ‘Judge’, ‘Act”

Since Vation 2 the methodology that has been promoted asks us to read the ‘signs of the time’

using the

‘see’, ‘judge’, ‘act’ methodology (way of thinking)

Key Themes in CST (Catholic Social Teaching)

Human Dignity- self worth


The Common Good- water/food

Universal Destination of Goods