Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Global Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Hey guys! Today we talked about creating a global charter of rights and freedoms and if we made our own, what would be on it. Check out this link to see our ideas!

It was really interesting to do this and I found that my group mates and I had some troubles to coming up with a few laws. If you don't already know, my GINS (Global Issues Novel Study) is Banker to the Poor by Muhammad Yunus. Muhammad tries to conquer poverty by creating a micro-lending bank. In regards to my GINS book I didn't know what to add. Some issues were that women were being discriminated, bankers only wanted to give men loans and many husbands wanted to deal with the money rather than having their wives take part. In the charter of rights and freedoms, under equality rights. It says something similar to: we have the right to be free of discrimination of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, age or mental or physical disabilities. Not allowing women to accept loans or receive loans is discrimination of gender, as long as this law is followed I think this could make a big difference. 
However, there is one rule that I added. No one should be denied of publicly funded loans no matter what their status is unless proven with reason backed by law to believe otherwise. This was added to our charter because finance plays a major role in our lives. How could you deny anyone a chance to escape poverty?

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