“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. […] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt
International Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10th. It commemorates the day, in 1948, when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. It is a ground-breaking document declaring the fundamental rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political opinion, nationality, property, birth or other status.
All people are equal and are entitled to the same human rights, and we must challenge the notion that certain groups matter more than others.
Let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity!