The right to equality

This right means every human being is equal before the law. Everyone has the right to be equal and no should be discriminated against. (1)

Every person is equal before the law and has the right to equal protection and equal benefit of the law (2).

                  How the right to equality is used in Kenya

     In Kenya equality mainly practiced so as for everybody to enjoy their rights. For example in the parliament both women and men are treated equally because there are women representatives and Mps. 

I think that in Kenya the right to equality is not really practiced depending on whether a person is rich or poor. For example health care. If a rich person gets sick they are able to go to a private hospital and get medical care. Unlike a poor person if they get sick most of them go to a district hospital and most of them don’t even go to hospitals. Maybe they buy medicine from shops which are not prescribed by the doctor and they get worse. 

  How is equality practiced in your country?

      

                     Disrimination 

Race: Race discrimination occurs when employees are treated differently from other employees because of physical attributes related to their race

Sex dicrimination: It occurs when men and women are treated differently based on their gender. 

Religous discrimination: It is treating a person or group differently because of the particular beliefs. 

  Is any of these discrimanations practiced in your country?

 

 

 Reference :1.https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/human-rights/what-are-human-rights

2.https://www.klrc.go.ke/index.php/constitution-of-kenya/112-chapter-four-the-bill-of-rights/part-2-rights-and-fundamental-freedoms/193-27-equality-and-freedom-from-discrimination

https://www.cdc.gov/eeo/faqs/discrimination.htm#9

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/an-unequal-world-are-universal-human-rights-actually-possible-1.5761759

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_discrimination

 

                 

 

5 Replies to “”

  1. Hi Hannah!

    I loved that you not only told us about equality laws in Kenya, but you also questioned whether they are practised or not. We have laws against discrimination here in Canada too, yet many minorities still face racism every day. We have laws against sexism in the workplace, but still some women face gender related problems in the workplace. Since discrimination is all relative, it really depends on your perspective. Therefore, many incidents that I would consider discrimination are overlooked by others.

    I really enjoyed reading your post! Good luck on your future research,

    -Jasmine P 🙂

  2. Hi Hannah! I found your post to be super intriguing. It was really interesting, but also sad when you touched on the topic of how the poor and the rich are treated differently with your health care example. It is truly horrifying that if a person is badly off financially, they might have to buy their own un-prescribed medicine (if they can even afford that), possibly damaging themselves in ways they might not even imagine possible. While here in Canada we have Medicare, which is publicly funded health care, there are many other countries that lack it, such as the United States of America. There too the health of people depends on their job and how much money you have in your pocket; if you are poor, unemployed and/or disabled, you will likely receive little to no health care. I am excited to read your future posts!

    Some resources you may find useful are:

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/health/discrimination-in-health-and-care-services/identifying-discrimination/discrimination-in-health-and-care-services-what-s-the-unfair-treatment/#:~:text=If%20you've%20been%20treated,the%20Equality%20Act%20is%20unlawful.

    https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/racism-discrimination-health-care-providers-patients-2017011611015

    https://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives/topic/social-determinants-health/interventions-resources/discrimination

    https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/human-rights/what-are-human-rights

    https://www.unglobalcompact.org/what-is-gc/our-work/social/human-rights

  3. Dear Hannah,

    This is a very interesting topic to research on. Human equality and rights are very important, and have been protested before.

    As to answer your question, “How is equality practiced in your country?” Our healthcare is free, and a lot of people whether poor or rich are able to be helped and aided when needed. It’s so sad how people can only be treated if they have enough money.

    I’m looking forward to reading more of your research,
    Karen

  4. Hello Hannah,

    interesting research topic and I must say you did a really good job of explaining your subjects in a very detailed manner.

    Refer to “Is any of these discriminations practiced in your country?”, I would say that it is practiced here in Canada as well as many other countries because I believe it is people’s thoughts and mentality that encourages it. However, as Galicia said ” it is sometimes not so obvious” so it is not as obvious here in Canada.

    Do you also think it is practically everywhere else in the world?

    -Lokshana

  5. Dear Hannah,

    You have a wonderful subject for research! Wonderful work on the exploratory question. Just as I am, I am sure the Butterfly Effect & Social Responsibility students are intrigued to learn more!

    In terms of ‘any of these discriminations practiced in our country,’ here in Canada it is sometimes not so obvious, but there are still some discriminatory practices. You gave a great example with the hospital being private/public in Kenya, and the benefits, it is the same in Canada.

    Great work, and I look forward to reading more from you!

    Best Regards,

    Galicia.

Leave a Reply