In the current times, where the entire world is facing problems with precarious economies, natural disasters and troubled environments, we need leaders who can guide us into a safe, peaceful and harmonious future. However, this is not something that we are seeing today.
According to the Annual Human Rights Report for 2016 from Amnesty International, our current leaders are aborting human rights with their detestable rhetoric and regressive policies.
The Amnesty report included some of the popular leaders like Russian leader Vladimir Putin, US President Donald Trump, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogna, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Phillippines President Rodrigo Duterte, and China’s President Xi Jinping. These leaders have constantly threatened the existence of human rights through their repugnant oratory. According to Salil Shetty, the secretary-general of Amnesty, there are very few governments in current times, who are taking a stand for human rights.
The Dwarfism Of Current Leaders Towards Humanity
The report quotes on several events and policy implications of these world-famous leaders. The most controversial among these include the travel ban levied by the US President Donald Trump. This hateful move of the leader to ban entry of people belonging to Muslim-majority countries was the epitome of human rights violation. Despite economic progress and public discussion on democracy, the US remained the most unequal and violent region.
The situation in the Asia Pacific is similar where the human rights of the people are repressed. In various countries like Malaysia, China, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, North Korea, Singapore and Vietnam, ill treatment and torture was the tool to target marginalised people and defenders of human rights. Such violations and denial of justice to victims need to be addressed effectively.
Cuckolding on the rise – do we really need this?
Awkward trend of cuckolding has been getting a lot of social power in last months and now there is even a dedicated website being released to promote it to mainstream. Called Be The Cuck its purpose is to promote this sexual fantasy of watching a significant other woman having sex with a third party while the original partner watches it. Videos on the website are recorded in POV, so you are the title Cuck – a person that can only watch.
Number of human rights defenders, journalists, activists and lawyers who faced harassment and intimidation under Xi Jinping’s rule in China is increasing.
The Chinese government has enacted and drafted various laws in the pretext of national security that suppresses these activists. The 61-year old human right activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo was imprisoned repeatedly for calling out major political reforms. In the same manner, North Korea practiced extreme repression and restrictions on its domestic independent media and freedom of speech.
The government crackdown on the Rohingya, a minority population, further resulted in the fleeing of more than 655,000 refugees to Bangladesh. The discrimination against Rohingya is the warning on the crisis that will follow This dreadful episode would stand in history as an example of catastrophic failure of the world to address such crimes.
The Effects Of Regressive Rhetoric
This hateful move of the US President Trump on travel ban has resulted in a domino effect leading to demonizing the minority group by other countries. Marginalised communities have been continuously targeted and overlooked by the government. Black people have faced racism, violence and discrimination in the majority of countries.
Women and children from the marginalised communities have faced violence, sexual violence, child labour, trafficking, and racial harassment.
Migrants and Muslims are vulnerable to discrimination and racial profiling in various parts of the world.
The Ray Of Hope
These inhuman acts have triggered many human rights activists and common people in opposing and protesting against such regressive ideologies. Many activists were killed in the past years while fighting for human rights against the governments. An example is the Women’s March in January 2017, they protested against the comments made by US President Trump during his election campaign.
The report mentions various other movements by the activists which challenged the ideologies and embraced the importance of respecting human rights. Thousands of activists and common people in various parts of the world have protested against violence, discrimination and suppression.
Human rights activists have used technology and various tools to demonstrate their outrage. They are anchoring on a digital future which involves effective use of mobiles, computers, FM radio, and social media to challenge injustice and fight for the respect and acceptance of human rights.
The Final Call
The report from this Amnesty is a wakeup call for people who believe in equality, humanity and peace. With World leaders who are constantly failing to attain this through their discriminating speeches, unfair laws and regressive policies, it is important for the people to rise and fight against them.
The report proves to be a warning on the ongoing crisis and continuous breach of human rights. It provides in-depth information on various policies and acts of different governments, which resulted in discrimination and violence around the world.
This Amnesty campaigns for freedom, dignity and justice to all and seeks public support to build a safe, peaceful, and a united world.