Canada and Canadian Social Movements

Saurbh Ner
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Canada and Canadian Social Movements
1 Human Rights
1.1 All equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination
1.2 Pride Week in Toronto, 1973
2 Human Rights
2.1 Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, no matter the nationality, sex, color, religion, etc.
2.1.1 MLK's walk and speech about racism in 68"
2.1.2 Some basic Human Rights are freedom of speech, religion, right to protest, right to life, liberty and security of person
2.1.3 Canada signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948
3 Aboriginal Rights
3.1 Banned from creating political organizations until the late 20th century
3.2 Indian Act, 1896
3.2.1 Trudeau's attempt to add the natives into "civil society" Still not allowed to govern themselves and the land is owned by the queen
3.3 Constitution Act, 1982
3.3.1 Section 25 states that the Charter does not have the right to interfere with the rights of the Aboriginals Section 35 recognizes existing natives and treaties signed by them Aboriginal Protest for rights
4 Gay & Lesbian Rights
4.1 Movement didn't begin until Britain legalized sex between men over the age of 21
4.2 1967, Trudeau decriminilzes homosexual acts
4.3 1996, Canada makes unfair treatment or discrimination of gays and lesbians illegal
5 Women Rights
5.1 1967, Royal Commission of Women
5.1.1 Introduced by Lester B. Pearson
5.1.2 Promoted equal pay and equal education opurtunites
5.2 1967, National Action Committee on the Status of Women
5.2.1 Started as a interest group to pressure governments for equality Supports sexual assault shelters As well as shelters for battered women
6 Child Rights
6.1 Children around the world are exploited, abused, and discriminated against.
6.2 Canada played a key role in the negotiations that led to the adoption in 1989 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
6.2.1 Have many basic human rights as well, along with right to life, right to freedom, right to not work etc. Canada’s governments, schools and other institutions have progressively changed a number of laws, policies and practices to uphold children’s rights
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