Essay on I Am A World Of My Own Rights

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I was a shy twelve-year old girl who had already changed three schools when I moved to Canada from a third world country. Being the first woman in my generation to hold a university degree, it was a milestone that I never thought I would achieve. It all started with being fascinated by pedestrian rights because we do not have those back home. The more I learned, the more amazed I was. Soon, I realized the knowledge of my own rights was very limited. Hence, it only took me a second to chose Criminology as my major in University.
Throughout the four years I not only learned an understanding about many forms of laws and rights, but also gained significant skills and expertise. If on one hand, I learned about United Nations treaties such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child and all the measures it takes to protect every child in the world. At the same time, I learned about barbaric practices such as the Trokoshi system, a traditional justice practice in few African countries, which constitutes female ritual servitude where a young girl should serve in atonement for crime committed by other family members.
In course such as Women, Law and Crime, Youth Justice and Crimes Against Humanity not only broadened my perspective, but also made me realize the power that law has on the lives of individuals. I gained the ability to critically analyze a social issue and present many unbiased different perspectives. For example, writing about adult prostitution and critically…

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