Two Youth work and human rights
For this assignment I aim to explore what is Human Rights in youth work how it’s promoted or protects or restricts young people’s rights. Also, I will be looking at how accreditation plays vital part in generic settings. Do these activities really promote positive for young people or do these accreditations meet Government objectives or are they methods of control?
Aims and Objectives of youth clubs I am employed with the Redbridge Youth Services my role is based in a generic setting at Hainault youth centre. According to Redbridge’s mission statement,
“Redbridge Youth Service is committed to encouraging, empowering and challenging young people to achieve their potential and to shape their communities through a range of enjoyable learning opportunities.”
The objective of youth work in generic settings is to provide a varied number of opportunities with various activities such as accreditations which are used as a educational tool to teach basic skills around sports, life skills, art, Not Education Employment (NEET) Training Sex Relationship Education, AQA, ASDAN, Duke of Edinburgh. The aim of these objectives to reach young people between age of 11-19 and up to 25 if they are considered disabled.
What is human right? According to Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Human rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our such as the rights to development and self determination”
Although human rights is innate in all people the argument is, how can human rights be implement when we all born with a free will? According to Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy
“Free will relates to a particular sort of capacity of rational agents to choose a course of action nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status such as the rights to work, social security and education, or collective rights, from among various alternatives”
However, human rights should be universal and be put into practice from where it was founded but of rights has many faults one such critic of human rights is philosopher Alasdair Macintyre, argues who human rights is like believing ‘in the existence of witches and unicorns” (1981, 67) to write more on
History of Human Rights
The history of human rights is a very complex as there has been a number events which laid the early foundations of human rights that occurred over time in various countries, mainly in the west from the British bill of rights to the French Revolution to American independent bill and the League of Nations, the Two World Wars, Hitler exterminated the Jews to the Americans dropping bombs on the Japanese cities.
So after the second world war five war allies nations Britain, United States, France, Russia, China, came together to lay basic foundation of the United Nations (UN) in 1945 which lead to birth of United Nation Decoration of Human Rights (UHDHR) in 1948 these five nations are the permanent members states on the UN council.
UN has assumed a position of neutrality has try neutral objectives away from gender, political, religion, sex, culture; it is some extent bias towards world war allies as they were the main players laying out directives. This has led conflicting interest for example within UN council where they went to apply sanctions to another state this has led conflicts with another members states who as trade or economy interest in that particular nation. So amongst the delegates there isn’t much autonomy among each member states has it appears each member looking out for it own interest.
Why should we do the rights?
The Prime then Minister Tony Blair summed up the political drive behind the policy in his introduction to the green paper;
“This country is still one where life chances are unequal. This damages not only those