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Understanding Human Rights
An Exercise Book

First Edition


July 2006 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Human rights in the social work environment are either theortetical or general concepts that require application to the specifics of practical settings.

Understanding Human Rights is written with these practitioners in mind, avoiding lengthy, academic discussions, it provides exercises that easily translate human rights concepts into everyday practice.

 
Introduction
Why Human Rights and Social Work?

 
Human Rights and Law

 
Purpose of This Book

 
Outline of Book

 
Teaching Human Rights and Social Work

 
 
Ch. 1: What Are Human Rights?
Definition of Human Rights

 
Three Sets of Human Rights

 
Human Rights Terms

 
Enforcement of Human Rights

 
Exercises

 
 
Ch. 2: Beginnings of Human Rights
Evolution of the Human Rights Framework

 
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

 
Social Workers and Development of Human Rights

 
Exercises

 
 
Ch. 3: Building the Foundation: Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Opening Statement

 
Summary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

 
Exercises

 
Taking the Human Rights Temperature of Your Community

 
 
Ch. 4: Beyond the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights

 
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

 
Conclusion

 
Exercises

 
 
Ch. 5: Human Rights and Vulnerable Groups
What is a Vulnerable Group?

 
Women as a Vulnerable Group

 
Children as a Vulnerable Group

 
Victims of Racism as a Vulnerable Group

 
Persons With Disabilities as a Vulnerable Group

 
Persons With HIV-AIDS as a Vulnerable Group

 
Older Persons as a Vulnerable Group

 
Gays and Lesbians as a Vulnerable Group

 
Conclusion

 
Exercises

 
 
Ch. 6: Cultural Relativism
Guidelines for Analyzing Cultural Relativism

 
Cultural Relativism - This Era's Facism?

 
Exercises

 
 
Ch. 7: Human Rights and Ethics
NASW Code of Ethics

 
IFSW and Ethics

 
Human Rights and Ethics

 
Exercises

 
 
Ch. 8: Social Work Practice and Human Rights
Preliminary Foundation for Applying Human Rights

 
Exercises

 
 
Ch. 9: The International Side of Human Rights and Social Work
International Human Rights Issues

 
Exercises

 
 
Conclusion
 
Appendixes
 
References

"In Understanding Human Rights: An Exercise Book, Elisabeth Reichert has written a basic introduction to human rights specifically for social workers and faculty who teach in this field. The book is clearly written and has a very practical orientation towards the subject of human rights that will engage many readers."

Debrah L. DeLaet
Drake University

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Chapter 3

Chapter 5


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ISBN: 9781412914116
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