December 10 ~ HUMAN RIGHTS DAY #StandUp4HumanRights
10 Aralık ~ Dünya İnsan Hakları Günü
“We are only the enemy of those who are the enemy of humanity.”~ M. Kemal Atatürk
“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so
small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. […] Unless these rights have meaning
there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to
home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70 stand up for equality, justice and human dignity. The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The document proclaimed 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. It is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. Human rights are relevant to all of us, every day. Our shared humanity is rooted in these universal values. Equality, justice and freedom prevent violence and sustain peace.
Whenever and wherever humanity’s values are abandoned, we all are at greater risk. We need to stand up for our rights and those of others.