World Human Rights Day
10th December 2016
Human rights day is commemorated on 10th December every year. This year the theme is to ‘Stand up for someones rights today.’
It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The UN’s General Assembly declared that having human rights “is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world”.
What does it mean to be a human rights defender? One of the positive actions is to have a genuine regard for your fellow human beings and believe in the equality of all.
Have a look at the video below from the United Nations to gain more of an insight.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYleie80B3M]
More information can be found at: HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
–– Romaine Lawson, Director of Operations.