Presentation on theme: "Citizenship Coursework Preparation Year 11. What are the issues here in NI? Democracy in Action Social justice Diversity And inclusion Equality and Social."— Presentation transcript:
What are the issues here in NI? Democracy in Action Social justice Diversity And inclusion Equality and Social Justice
Citizenship Conflict My Community Getting along with others Human Rights My Responsibilities to others My RightsLiving in NIMy VoiceOur CultureSectarianismInclusionThe LawDemocracyNGOsRacism
Promoting Social Justice How can we as individuals, as a society and as a government respond to social injustices that affect our country?
The Role of the Individual Why should you be interested? Are you sure that you will have a job when you leave school? Will you grow old? Will you always have a home?
The Role of the Individual Donate to NGOs Campaigning Raising Awareness in your school and community Volunteering in your school to help NGOs or charities in your school Write a proposal for the Bill of Rights for NI
The Role of Society Many NGOs exist in NI to try to combat social injustices such as poverty, unemployment, and homelessness. Their aims are to promote a culture of rights, equality and social justice for each citizen in NI
The Role of Government The governments of NI and Britain are committed to the promotion and protection of equality and social justice for all citizens
NGOs who Support Active Citizenship NGOs Amnesty International Children in Crossfire TrocaireBarnardoes The Society of St. Vincent De Paul
Never Underestimate the Power of 1 Individuals can learn about, practice and promote social justice values Use their knowledge of Human Rights Law to help prevent discrimination a nd promote a fairer society Speak out about racist or sectarianist comments
Society Groups in society can promote rights to develop a culture of equality and social justice The media, schools, businesses, churches can speak loudly and act clearly against inequality and discrimination Democratic Governments have to listen
Governments Can Adopt Human Rights to protect their citizens Draw up laws to insist that society respects rights Government organisations can promote equality by plasticising human rights values and educating society to make difficult or unpopular decisions