Khulla Aakash on the Philosophy of Human Rights

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“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”

This is the first sentence of article 1 in the Universal Declaration on Human rights from 1948. The document is studied by children and scholars, and most people can mention at least a few human rights. Everyone seems to agree that human rights are great, but why then are they not implemented?

When we start looking into human rights, we quickly understand that it is in fact a very controversial topic. The more you search, the more you’ll find that fundamental aspects of human rights divide nations, people and even friends. For this Khulla Aakash, we are discussing these difficult questions which bring human rights implementation to a stand still:

What does it mean to be human?
Is abortion a human right or violation?
Should the right to life ever be taken away by the state?

… and many, many more questions that will make your head hurt (in a good way, we promise).

This Khulla Aakash is facilitated by Anna who’s an intern at YUWA’s SRHR department. She’s originally from Sweden where she is studying a bachelors degree in Human rights. Philosophy is one of the main subjects of her degree and she loves delving into the big questions.

When? Tuesday 26th November at 2pm-4pm
Where? YUWA house 310, Krishna Dhara Marg, Maharajgunj.

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