Sunday, December 10, 2006

International Human Rights Day

International Human Rights Day is the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, when on December 10 th , 1948 the world agreed on the rights shared by all humans. Sadly, that must read "...rights that should be shared by all humans."

It is an oft noted, but oft forgotten, fact that there are millions, if not billions, of people on Earth who do not have the human rights that they should. These people are like you and me. They are someone's mother, their brother, their child and their grandmother.

Imagine not having the right to met up with your friends in a park. Imagine not being allowed to own property or vote. Worse still, imagine not having the right to refuse sex.

I know many people who say they support equality and human rights... but it's not enough just to say it. Write a letter, create awareness, volunteer or donate.
Once informed, apathy is no longer excusable.

Amnesty International
Human Rights Watch
Oxfam

1 Comments:

Blogger Xander said...

I don't have the right to own property or vote where I live. It's not as bad as it sounds but it does suck.

10:51 PM  

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