Social Issues

Displacement / Homelessness

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What is homelessness? Homelessness means not having a home. You don’t have to be living on the streets to be homeless – even if you have a roof over your head you can still be homeless. This may be because your home is unsuitable or you don’t have any rights to stay where you live. Who is at risk of becoming homeless? Homelessness affects a large number of people in the society; they are at risk of becoming homeless because they are less able to cope on their own. These include: young people the elderly people with children people with… 

Racism

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What is racism? Racism can be defined as the belief that physical differences in human characteristics or ability, cultural differences makes a particular race superior to others. It can also be described as discrimination or prejudice based on race. Discrimination can also be based on religious beliefs, background, culture, location and many other things. Everyone has the right to feel comfortable about who they are, and not be judged according to what they look like.   What are some of the signs of racism? Discriminatory practices by one person or a group of persons targeting members of specific groups of… 

Abortion

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What is abortion? Abortion means choosing to end a pregnancy before term.  This means that you don’t have the baby if you were pregnant. Everyone is entitled to their own views on abortion.   Causes of Abortion The following are reasons why people may have an abortion: Fear of the financial difficulty that is involved in raising the child. If a female is financially unstable, unemployed or still at school, she would be unable to afford taking care of a child. The fear of what other people like friends, neighbours and family or especially parents might think or say about… 

Running Away from Home

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Who is a runaway? A runaway is a minor or a person who is under age 18, who has left the home of his or her parent or legal guardian without permission, or has been thrown out by his or her parent and is considered by the local authorities to lack the capacity to live on his or her own.   Reasons why children run away from home Kicked out – One reason why kids leave home isn’t because they chose to ‘runaway,’  but because they get thrown out by a parent or guardian. Sexual Abuse – when a child… 

Unemployment

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What is unemployment? Unemployment occurs when a person is able and willing to work but currently is not working. The prevalence of unemployment is usually measured using the unemployment rate, which is the percentage of people who are capable of working but are not working.   How do people become unemployed? Rapid changes in technology Recessions Inflation Disability Changes in market preferences Attitude towards employers Willingness to work Employee values Discriminating factors in the place of work (may include discrimination on the basis of age, class, ethnicity, color and race).   What are the different ways in which unemployment can…