Websites for Deeper Understanding and Additional Learning
Human rights are universal and therefore should be upheld by every government around the world. While this idea is not a reality, there have been improvements to support human rights. After WWII the United Nations wrote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a guideline for nations to uphold. Due to advancements in technology, more and more people around the world are aware of the need for human rights to be upheld.
Apartheid: Afrikaners created a segregated society where the white minority had nearly all the rights in South Africa. Black and Asian people in these regions had no rights and were often treated poorly. South Africa faced economic pressures through international boycotts to end Apartheid.
Afrikaners: South Africa was originally colonized by the Dutch, and then the British. The white South African people were considered Afrikaners.
Nelson Mandela: In an effort to gain rights and freedom to the peoples of South Africa, Nelson Mandela and many others resisted the Afrikaner government and fought for freedoms. Nelson Mandela and many others joined forces against the oppressive Afrikaner government to overthrow Apartheid's policies.
Labor Union: In order to protect worker's rights, employees in some fields can join a workers union to lobby for higher pay and fair treatment. Website #2
Does globalization HELP or HURT human rights? This website explores both perspectives. Showing the increased communication and interconnectedness of cultures but also explains how globalization can hurt poor communities
NEA Lessons on Nelson Mandela. Provides over ten different websites with information on Nelson Mandela.