Right to a Nationality. We all have the right to belong to a country."
Now read the short story about this important human right.
Right to a Nationality
loves school, especially his social studies classes. Today, the teacher
discusses nationality. Parker is a little bit confused.
When he gets home, he asks his mother, "What does nationality mean?"
mother explains, "Our nationality is based on the nation that we live
in. It means that we are citizens of this country. We identify
ourselves with this country, with this nation. Does that make sense?"
Parker says, "It depends ... Is it good to be a citizen?"
his mother smiles, "you get help and protection from the country and
you can participate in elections. This is when you help choose the
people who will lead the country."
"That sounds great!" Parker
exclaims, "Then I want to be a citizen of this house! I want to get
help and protection and chose who will lead the family!"
"Hey, not so fast!" his mother laughs. "The right to a nationality is an important right and it comes with responsibility too."
Think of a family," his mother explains. "You get to live in this house
and identify yourself as part of this family. The house gives you
protection and you work to make the family better. You have
responsibilities. You have chores. You do things to make the family and
household run smoothly. It is the same with nationality. You are a
citizen of this country so you have a responsibility to be a helpful
"Oh, I think I understand," Parker says. "Nationality is pretty cool then. I am glad we have it!"