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Human Asia Newsletter August 2016
 Human Asia (humanasia@humanasia.org)     2016년 08월 31일    807  
  
August 2016 HUMAN ASIA NEWS
August 2016/No.75
 

NEWS No. 1
2016 4th Model UN Human Rights Council UPR
On 2016 July 28-29, the 4th Model UN Human Rights Council UPR, co-hosted by Seoul National Univerisity Human Rights Center, Korean Human Rights Foundation, Human Asia and sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, took place at Youngone Hall and Samik Hall, in the Asia Center located on the campus of SNU.  Undergraduate/graduate students participated in representing assigned four Northeast Asia countries under review.    
 
 

NEWS No. 2
2016 10th Asia Human Rights Forum
On August 17, the 10th Asia Human Rights Forum took place at the International Studies Hall of Korea Univerisity, under the title "Prospects and Challenges of Regional Cooperation for Human Rights Protection and Promotion in Asia." The forum was co-organized by Human Asia, Korea University Human Rights Center and sponsored by Jeongam Foundation, SSK Human Rights Forum, National Human Rights Commission of Korea, and Asia Democracy Network (ADN).  
 
 

NEWS No. 3
2016 11th Young Human Rights Activists Workshop
The 11th Young Human Rights Activists Workshop, a program tied with the Asia Human Rights Forum from the previous day, and took place at the International Studies Hall of Korea University on August 18-19. The workshop is aimed to teach, train and act as a network for students and activists whose interest lie in human rights..    
 
BOOK
 We Need to be More Aware
Written by Sang Heon Lee/ Published by 생각의 힘 2015
<We Need to be More Aware> illustates the stories of the hard- working people around us. The author is currently the Special Adviser to the Deputy Director General for Policy on Economic and Social Issues, shares his insights and experiences on labor rights.
The book is divided into four sections. Part 1 illustrates the everyday life and hardships the people face at work: Turkey miners working under hazardous conditions whereas the Turkish government considers the dangers at mines as something ordinary, Korean residents putting up signs on their apartment building asking the delivery personnel to use stairs instead of elevators, and an American company that regards the workers' bathroom use as a waste of time and a proof of their laziness. Part 2 and 3 explains theoretical and real life stories of economics and labor market. Lastly, Part 4 shows the author's personal dedication.
The author's views and interpretation on the labor market and labor rights leave us a lot to about. Simply put, we learn that the labor market is consisted of the exchange of labor and wages between households and the firms....... 
MOVIE
 Born into Brothels
2004/ Directed by Zana Briski, Ross Kauffman/ Starred by Shanti Das, Puja Mukerjee, Avijit Haler and more
<Born into Brothels> is filmed in a documentary style, was released in 2004. The director of the film, Zana Briski, spent her time with the children in red-light district of Calcutta, India, whild shooting the film. She tried to observe their daily lives and reflect it into the film. She said that her role is neither that of a teacher nor a volunteer but a participant living together with people to understand their lives better. 
While watching the film, I was aghast at such unsanitary living conditions, the misery and the struggling of the lives in those places. But the children brings out smiles of the viewers. and hope that there is still much better laid out for them in the future. 
The film starts by handing out cameras to the children in the red-light district. They are taught how to use them, so they can capture their daily lives and other things attractive to them. The children, having a camera for very first time in their lives, work deliciously with their children minds: taking pictures ridiculously, realistically, in any ways, in the end showing their lives. It was the director's intention that the children come face-to-face with their lives, and along with that they use the cameras as methods for education. 
 
UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Human Rights School for Middle School (3 September)
  • Human Rights School for High School (10 September)

 
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