Jem Guanzon, photographer in Russia | Russia and rights

Jem Guanzon lives in Russia. She is originally from the Phillipines but has been working in Moscow for three years. Jem is a photographer for Lensational.

I am Jem Guanzon. I’m 33 years old, from the Philippines. I moved to Moscow because I wanted new challenges in my life and I wanted to see snow! I have been working here for 3 years already. I have been doing part-time cleaning in different Russian families. Working here is quite easy; there is more freedom compared to when I was working in Hong Kong, but securing a working visa is difficult.

Is Russia is putting up positive propaganda to make everything seem a lot better than it is?

From: Rosecat | Faringdon Community College

Russia as a member of the council of Europe has international obligations related to the issue of human rights. But the truth is that the government has tight control over the already shrinking space for free expression and association. The Parliament has adopted laws to expand the power of law enforcement and security agencies including the control of online speech. But as I am not fluent in the language, I can’t say for sure.

I believe that Russia need a change in their policies towards human rights. Maybe a female in power might make a big difference towards their gender respect?

From: St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School

Yes, however Russia is still quite a conservative and patriarchal society; men and women might have equal legal and economic rights but there are clearly defined social roles for women. Childcare is a big problem. I work with families to help them with care responsibilities but this means that only families who can afford to hire help could allow women to continue working.

"Russia is still quite a conservative and patriarchal society; men and women might have equal legal and economic rights but there are clearly defined social roles for women. " 

Jem Guanzon

Are immigrants are entitled to the same rights as citizens [in Russia]?

Originally a statement from: PinkPanther | Upton Cross Primary School

No;

  • Immigrant workers are often unaware of their rights, and there are a lot of barriers to accessing information (e.g. the Russian language).
  • Immigrants may be in need of medical treatment but they are not entitled of free medical help due to legal status.
  • As a Filipino, our country does not have a labour agreement with Russia for domestic helpers. So I don’t have a route to citizenship in Russia.

What do you think a world without wars would be like?

From: LH | Chiltern Way Academy

A world without war would allow everyone to live in peace; to think in freedom and live a fulfilled life.

7 Comments

  1. Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

    World without war then that will be a peaceful life for every country because of wars
    Kills people when war happens anywhere like in world war 2 over 50 mil people died
    That’s how bad wars are 2 wars happened long time ago in the UK This one and world war 1 that also killed over 50 mil people so I wish there was no war between any countrys because those countrys wont have peace

    From BloodRavens[Space Marine]

    • Allhallows Primary Academy Allhallows Primary Academy

      I agree the world would be peaceful but ever since ww1 happened the world has become a battleground waiting for one country to conquer every nation city and home leaving the world in total ruin.

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  2. Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

    War is one thing that nobody can stop to I don’t think war is going to ever going to end and world will be in peace because when WW2&WW1 was there we thought it would be the end of wars but the there was a big NO nobody wanted that war is a thing inside a human revenge and war corrupts some humans and people die.If there was a way to stop war it would benefit the world.Thank you for reading. Deadly raven

    • Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

      I agree with deadly raven because no one likes wars cause it kills a lot
      of people witch means then the people will be dead because of the war
      you know its gonna create aonther ww3 and we are not soppos to
      do a ww3 because no country hates britan after ww2

      From BloodRaven

  3. Ravenscroft Primary School Ravenscroft Primary School

    Ravenscroft Primary School
    War is one thing that nobody can stop to I don’t think war is going to ever going to end and world will be in peace because when WW2&WW1 was there we thought it would be the end of wars but the there was a big NO nobody wanted that war is a thing inside a human revenge and war corrupts some humans and people die.If there was a way to stop war it would benefit the world.Thank you for reading. Deadly raven

  4. Rockliffe Manor Primary Rockliffe Manor Primary

    I aggre with all of your comments, no one can stop war . If they could they would be no refuges,an army or evan a cool bit of history that fascinates everyone.

    By Unigirl G

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