Human Rights Day 2019: Standing Up for Human Rights

write for rights 2019Today is Human Rights Day. It commemorates the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A milestone document proclaiming the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world.” Continue reading

Human Rights Day – 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Human rights day 2018Today is Human Rights Day: On 10 December 1948, 70 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Here is the message from Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary General:

 

“For 70 years, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been a global beacon – shining a light for dignity, equality and well-being,and bringing hope to dark places.

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Today Is Human Rights Day: Write For Rights!

write_for_rights_2015Today is Human Rights Day. On December 10, 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. amnesty international’s traditional campaign “Write for Rights” commemorates Human Rights Day.

It would be great if you could take some time to look at amnesty’s website and find out about the people and communities who urgently need your support this year – read the cases and take action now.