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Human Rights Maps (78): Numbers of immigrants and Amounts of Remittances

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aid / human rights maps / poverty

This is a map in the form of an animation. If the video doesn’t play, please click here. More maps on migration are here and here; more maps on remittances here. Statistics on development aid and remittances are here and here respectively. More textual information on development aid and remittances is here and here respectively. Other human rights maps are here. And, finally, an overview of the reasons why migration is a human rights issue […]

Human Rights Maps (77): Hate Groups in the U.S.

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discrimination and hate / human rights maps

(source/source, click on the image to enlarge) And this is the number relative to the population size of each state: (source) There’s also an interactive version of the first map here, where you can find more information on the groups involved.┬áThe Southern Poverty Law Center counted 926 active hate groups in the U.S. in 2008. Since 2000, the number has climbed by more than 50 percent. A hate group is a group that has beliefs […]

Human Rights Maps (76): Gender Wage Gap in the U.S.

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discrimination and hate / equality / human rights maps / work

(source) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work (art. 23 of the Universal Declaration). So unequal pay is a human rights issue, and is probably an indication of a deeper kind of discrimination. However, unequal pay is an indication of wage discrimination, not proof. If men and women, on average receive unequal pay, it’s only discrimination if they perform equal work, which isn’t necessarily the case. More data here. […]

Human Rights Maps (73): Minimum Wages in the U.S.

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human rights maps / law / poverty / work

(source, source) First, why is this a human rights issue? Well, there’s article 23 of the Universal Declaration: Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection. And there’s generally the issue of the absence of poverty as a human right. A minimum wage is obviously intended to protect people from […]