Human Rights Month on December, 2024: can someone tell me about human rights abuses in Iran?
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Iran Human Rights (life stories)
Amnesty International continues to document serious human violations including detention of human rights defenders and other prisoners of conscience, unfair trials, torture and mistreatment in detention, deaths in custody and the application of the death penalty. Iran has one of the highest number of recorded executions of any country in the world. Amnesty International is particularly concerned about the execution of children and individuals who were minors when their crimes were alleged to have taken place.
Amnesty International has reported extensively on a number of human rights abuses--including large-scale arrests, incommunicado detention and torture--have taken place in the context of recent unrest among the country's Arab and Kurdish and Azeri ethnic minorities. Demonstrations held to protest violations have been met with indiscriminate use of violence; several of the victims have been children. Religious minority communities--including Bahais and Muslims practicing Sufism, have also been faced increased persecution in recent months. In recent months, the Iranian authorities have been carrying out a widespread crackdown on civil society, targeting academics, women's rights activists, students, journalists and labor organizers. Hundreds of trade union activists--in particular activists from the Union of Workers of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company were arrested as part of measures to prevent planned strikes. Lawyers, web loggers and others who have spoken out against human rights violations have themselves been targeted for abuse.
Iran is one of the only countries left in the world today that still executes children and child offenders (those accused of committing an offense when they were under 18 years of age). At least 130 juvenile offenders face execution, but the total number could be much higher as many death penalty cases in Iran are believed to go unreported. At least eight child offenders were executed in 2007. Iran is the only country in the world known to have executed a juvenile offender in 2008. At least seven juvenile offenders have been executed in 2008. The last known execution, of Gholamreza H., took place on 29 October 2008. Behnam Zare was executed on 26 August 2008. He was only 15 at the time the alleged crime took place.
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Human Rights Facts & Figures
* 855,000,000 people in the world are illiterate. 70% of them are female.
* Two-thirds of the world's children who receive less than four years of education are girls.
* For every year beyond fourth grade that girls go to school, family size drops 20%, child deaths drop 10%, and wages rise 20%; yet, international aid dedicated to education is declining.
* Worldwide, more than half the population of women over age 15 cannot read or write.
* Girls represent nearly 60% of the children not in school.
* Even when women have equal years of education, it does not translate into economic opportunities or political power.
* While women in Nigeria enjoy 53% literacy, in Morocco 34%, and in Palestine 77%, their participation in politics and the economy lag far behind.
Health & Family
* Worldwide, women suffer greater malnutrition than men.
* 600,000 women -- one every minute -- die each year from pregnancy-related causes. Most of these deaths are preventable.
* As children, girls are often undervalued, fed less, and given inadequate healthcare.
* Parents in countries such as China and India sometimes use sex determination tests to find out if their fetus is a girl. Of 8000 fetuses aborted at a Bombay clinic, 7999 were female.
* In the Global South, women traditionally eat last and least. They do not get more to eat even during pregnancy and nursing.
* Nearly half of all people living with HIV/AIDS are women and girls.
* 510,000 children under the age of 15 died of HIV/AIDS in 1998. Today, almost 1.2 million children under the age of 15 are living with HIV/AIDS.
* In some countries, the HIV/AIDS infection rates for 15- to 19-year old girls are 3 to 6 times higher than for boys.
* Every day 7000 young persons are infected with HIV/AIDS.
* Worldwide, women's work in the home is not counted as work.
* 90% of the rural female labor force are called "housewives" and excluded from the formal definition of economic activity.
* Women work-- on average and across the world-- more hours than men each week, sometimes as much as 35 hours more, but their work is often unpaid and unaccounted for.
* Where women do the same work as men, they are paid 30 to 40 percent less than men.
* There is no country in the world where women's wages are equal to those of men.
* In the U.K., Italy, Germany, and France women are paid 75% of men's wages, whereas in Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Australia women earn 90% of men's wages.
* Women produce nearly 80% of the food on the planet, but receive less than 10% of agricultural assistance.
* In most places in the world, work is segregated by sex. Women tend to be in clerical, sales and domestic services, and men in manufacturing and transport.
* Women occupy only 2% of senior management positions in business.
* Women's participation in managerial and administrative posts is around 33% in the developed world, l5% in Africa, and 13% in Asia and the Pacific. In Africa and Asia-Pacific these percentages, small as they are, reflect a doubling of numbers in the last twenty years.
* Wars today affect civilians most, since they are civil wars, guerrilla actions and ethnic disputes over territory or government. 3 out of 4 fatalities of war are women and children.
* Over the past decade, armed conflict has killed 2 million children, disabled 4 to 5 million, left 12 million homeless and more than 1 million orphaned or separated from their parents.
* In times of conflict, women and children are sometimes sold into forced servitude and slavery.
* 75% of the refugees and internally displaced in the world are women who have lost their families and their homes.
* In the former Yugoslavia, 20,000 women and girls were raped during the first months of the war.
* In the last decade there were about 300,000 child soldiers.
* There are approximately 250 million child labourers worldwide: Asia accounts for 153 million and Africa for 80 million.
* Historically women have been denied the knowledge, the means, and the freedom to act in their own and their children's best interests.
* The majority of the world's women cannot own, inherit, or control property, land, and wealth on an equal basis with men.
* In the 1990s, only 13% of national lawmakers in the world were women, increasing just marginally from 11% in the 1970s.
* The Philippines' Anti-Rape Act of 1997, which took 9 years to pass, expanded the definition of rape making it a public criminal offense.
Do you think drug testing violates human rights?
The testing is not violating human rights in my opinion. It's non-discriminatory and provides protection for the general population that, for example, your kids in kindergarden are not supervised by drug addicts.
It's possible for everybody to get a "clean" test by waiting a sufficient period of time (max. a couple of months). Furthermore, it adds a disincentive for people who use illegal substances.
I think it's a hazzle, and I would personally prefer not to work for a company that does "random drug tests", but I think it should be legal and that it is okay for the employer to have that piece of information.