About this Campaign
On December 10 let us take a stand and intensify our efforts to fulfil our collective responsibility to promote and protect the rights and dignity of the people everywhere.
Let me first tell you that what Human Rights Day is?
In 1945 when the United Nations was formed, its charter avowed the "dignity and worth of the human person."
On December 10, 1948, the UN General Assembly adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which confirmed this basic principle of the UN charter. The nations of the world and quite a few faith groups now celebrate December 10 as Human Rights Day. There are 30 short articles in the UDHR. The first article states, "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and human rights." The third article adds, "Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person."
HUMAN RIGHTS DEFINED
While some dictionaries describe the word right as “a privilege,” when used in the context of “human rights,” we are talking about something more crucial.
Every person is allowed to certain fundamental rights, merely by the fact of being human. These are called “human rights” rather than a benefit (which can be taken away at someone’s whim).
They are “rights” because they are things you are formal to be, to do or to have. These rights are there for your protection against people who might want to harm or hurt you. They are also there to help us get along with each other and live in harmony.
Many people know something about their rights. Usually they know they have the right to food and a safe place to stay. They know they have a right to be paid for the work they do. But there are many other rights.
When human rights are not well known by people, abuses such as discrimination, bigotry, injustice, domination and slavery can arise.
Born out of the atrocities and massive loss of life during World War II, the united nations universal declaration of human rights was signed in 1948 to provide a common understanding of what everyone’s rights are. It forms the foundation for a world built on freedom, justice and peace.
Questions to ask yourself
One of the most important values of Human rights is a commitment to minimize harm.
- What is their stage of awareness about human rights?
- Do people agree or disagree with the thought of human rights?
- Are there any issues that are particularly controversial?
- What is my own relationship to the issue?
- To what level am I driven by my own interests?
- What values/beliefs/relations do I have that may be influencing me?
As we continue to strive towards a world that acknowledges the rights of all human beings, there is still a lot to be done and even more to achieve and it sets the agenda for much of our work.
Let us show the world that we believe in helping others.
Let this message be LOUD AND CLEAR so that the world takes notice of it.
Today we will flood the world with our message.
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