“Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of his humanity”
Human Rights Day is an annual event celebrated on December 10th that commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. This document outlines the fundamental rights and freedoms that are inherent to all human beings, regardless of their race, gender, religion, or any other characteristics.
On Human Rights Day, people around the world come together to celebrate the principles set forth in the Declaration and to raise awareness about ongoing pressing human rights issues. This can include organizing protests and rallies, hosting educational events, or simply taking a moment to reflect on the importance of human rights. Many organizations, including the United Nations and various non-governmental organizations, also mark the day with special events and initiatives.
How do human rights, protect us in our day-to-day life?
- Your right to have and express your own opinions
- Your right to pursue an education
- Your right to live a private and family life
- Your right to not be mistreated or wrongly punished by the state
- Your right to participate in government and express yourself freely
It is crucial to remember that the rights outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are not just abstract ideas, but are the foundation of a just and fair society. On Human Rights Day, we should all take time to consider the importance of these rights and renew our commitment to working towards a world in which they are enjoyed by everyone.
Not only on Human Rights Day, but also everyday we should protect human rights of one another. We must stand when we see someone’s human rights being violated. That is the real meaning of protecting human rights.
Everyone has the same blood, same organs. We are the same and we have the same rights. It is our responsibility to continue these rights. Then we will be able to stand as one nation, one world.