Since childhood my parents taught me to treat needy people with respect and to always thank god for the blessing I have and not to lust for what other people have. They even taught me to work hard to reach my goals without violating any law or other individual’s position.
I always wanted to become a lawyer so I can have both the law and the power in hand to protect human rights and help improving their life positively whenever possible. I was not able to achieve my dream because laws in the United States are different than the laws in United Arab Emiratis. Due to this I decided to study International Studies and focus on both global security and human rights in the Middle East.
There are only a few specialists that focus on human rights in the Middle East. This encouraged me to become attached with learning more about human rights in different region in order to become an expert and compare and contrast between laws governing human rights in different nations. This will help me in my career to introduce new ideas about human rights and I will be able to help to decrease the conflict taking place in Middle East. This will even enable me to teach others about human rights and its importance. It will even help me promote that Islam and Quran is based on justice and protecting other rights.
I was a part of the Introduction to human rights course during spring semester of 2014. This increased my awareness on the issues of Immigration and refuges in the U.S, human trafficking, gay rights, minority rights, race, human identity, religious identity and many other human rights issues. One of the topics that attracted me was the rights of the disabled. I believe that the most difficult idea for humans to understand is the cultural differences between individuals and the role it plays in governing human rights. I even realized that it’s hard to agree on one human right document that promotes similar rights, especially that traditions, culture and religion