human rights

"The Pedagogy of the Oppressed" by Paulo Freire

The Pedagogy of the Oppressed

In his book, Freire argues that education should be a process of liberation, not domination. He defines education as “praxis,” which is the act of reflection and action. Freire contrasts this with “banking education,” which is a traditional approach to education that sees students as empty vessels to be filled with knowledge. He argues that …

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The U.S. has intervened in Haitian politics and economy through military intervention,

Some examples of U.S. foreign policy

Some examples of how U.S. foreign policy has affected Haiti in a negative way throughout history.   Occupation: In 1915, the United States occupied Haiti for nearly 20 years, during which time it imposed economic policies that benefited U.S. businesses but hurt the Haitian economy. The U.S. also suppressed political dissent and imposed a constitution …

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we have graduated many restavek children in servitude

Our Use Of Imagery And Media

In our efforts to improve the lives of Restavek girls, we have made a conscious decision to refrain from showing images of their suffering in our media.  We want to transmit the story of these mostly girl children, sent into domestic servitude by impoverished rural families, to the world. But we feel that using words …

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