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Social issues & social justice

Slavery Isn’t Over – The Horror of Human Trafficking

Lembagai KITA / CC BY-SA Just because slavery is no longer legal doesn't mean it isn't happening. Human trafficking isn't an issue that gets a lot of public attention, but if you look, what you can find is scary. What human trafficking is There are thee fundamentals elements of human trafficking: Actions: This includes recruiting,… Continue reading Slavery Isn’t Over – The Horror of Human Trafficking

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Mental health, Social issues & social justice

Human Rights and Mental Illness

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed by the United Nations in 1948.  I thought it might be interesting to take a look at some of its articles from the perspective of someone with mental illness, and throw in some assorted other observations as well. Text in italic font is the actual… Continue reading Human Rights and Mental Illness

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Mental health, Social issues & social justice

Mental Illness and Employment Discrimination

Canadian Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health Employers aren't supposed to discriminate against people with mental illness.  In fact, it's often against the law.  Yet employment discrimination happens, so what do we do about it when it does? Canadian human rights legislation In Canada, provincial human rights legislation requires equal rights and opportunities for… Continue reading Mental Illness and Employment Discrimination

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Social issues & social justice

Happy Fourth of July – No Justice Without Justice for All

Image by Prawny from Pixabay Happy Independence Day to my American friends! While the country celebrates freedom, the asylum-seekers detained in horrible conditions on the southern border, with no freedom and no justice, also deserve to be in our thoughts. The Declaration of Independence states: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,… Continue reading Happy Fourth of July – No Justice Without Justice for All