Popular Human Rights Books
What are the universal human rights? - Benedetta Berti
Finding books on human rights topics is not difficult for those studying and working in this field. Finding relevant, challenging, and interesting books on human rights topics, however, is not always as easy. Burke, and Disposable People by Kevin Bales are all human rights texts that present unique perspectives and information while challenging readers to bring together knowledge and actions in effective ways.
Popular Human Rights Books
Here's our top ten list of great books, both fiction and non-fiction, that we feel evoke a strong sense of human rights. Feel inspired and want to get your hands on some of the best human rights fiction in recent years? Visit our online shop. This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel centres on the trial of an African-American man wrongly accused of raping a white woman. The first of two books written by Harper Lee, it is used across the world to teach about civil rights and the history of race relations in America. This classic work paints a dark picture of how state surveillance and propaganda can threaten truth, justice and our fundamental human rights.
Our list of books that explore rights issues and stories from around the world. She describes her secret trips to unwelcoming countries 25 years ago, where she met with some of the great political activists of the time. She also recalls what it was like to come of age professionally in an era when women were supposed to follow rather than lead; how she struggled to balance work and family; and how her fight for human rights informed her own intellectual, spiritual and emotional development. A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier This absorbing account by a young man who gets swept up in Sierra Leone's civil war goes beyond even the best journalistic efforts in revealing the life and mind of a child abducted into the horrors of warfare. At the age of twelve, he fled attacking rebels and wandered a land rendered unrecognizable by violence.
In , when the United Nations General Assembly declared December 10 as Human Rights Day , the world was still recovering from years of war that devastated the landscapes of our cities and our souls. The UN put forth a declaration that recognized the ramifications of human suffering and injustice, and called for December 10 to be a day to celebrate the inherent rights of every person, everywhere. When we think of the need for a day advocating for human rights around the world, thoughts usually stray far from home, to lands ravaged by war, disease, and corruption. But injustice, we have once again been so starkly reminded , does not only occur on far-flung shores or in the pages of a newspaper. I call on people to hold their governments to account.