In the United States, many holidays are designated by the legislature on an annual basis. However, many holidays have been established by presidential proclamation over the years since the first official federal holiday was created in 1870 to honor General Ulysses S. Grant and his army's victory over Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865, at Appomattox … [Read more...] about Why Minority Rights Day is Celebrated – History and Significance
The Equality Act refers to the bill that would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other civil rights laws to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in certain areas, including employment, housing, public accommodations, federal funding, education, and credit. The Equality Act also expressly clarifies that states can’t pass laws that take away … [Read more...] about What is the Equality Act? How does it protect citizens by promoting equality and prevention unfair discrimination?
We are all familiar with the different types of racial and ethnic minorities in the United States, but there are many more minority groups than just that. These groups include everyone from people with disabilities to LGBTQ individuals to religious groups, and they are all protected by both the Constitution and federal laws, as well as state laws in some cases. The following … [Read more...] about What are the Types of Major Minority Groups and Their Rights?
The fight for women’s rights has been ongoing throughout the ages, but there are still many places in the world where women are not treated as equals to men. In some countries, women aren’t even allowed to vote! Sadly, this means that women in these countries are unable to hold their government accountable or choose where and how they want to live their lives. By being an … [Read more...] about Ten Ways You Can Become a Women’s Rights Advocate
The European Convention on Human Rights, also known as the (ECHR), was adopted by the Council of Europe in 1950 and came into force in 1953. It has been one of the most important developments in international human rights law since the Second World War and has grown with the addition of new member states, although many countries have still not joined it. While it creates many … [Read more...] about Seven Things Nobody Told You About European Convention On Human Rights