Human Rights Day

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2023 Date10 December 2023
Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day History

Human Rights Day commemorates the day on which the United Nations issued the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. This document serves as an outline of the fundamental human rights that are to be universally protected. It was drafted by representatives from all regions of the world. Each year, this day hosts speeches and activities designed to raise awareness about the most pressing human right issues. Human Rights Day is observed annually on December 10th.

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Human Rights Day Facts & Quotes

  • The UN's Declaration of Human Rights was one of their first declarations. It was organized after the atrocities of World War II were brought to light.
  • Over the past decade, armed conflict has killed 2 million children, disabled another 4-5 million, left 12 million homeless and orphaned another million.
  • Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. - Abraham Lincoln
  • America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense... human rights invented America. - Jimmy Carter
  • I have cherished the ideal a democratic and free society... it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die. - Nelson Mandela, President of South Africa, who was imprisoned from 1964-1990.

Human Rights Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Educate yourself on current human rights fights such as genocide by terrorist groups, slavery and trafficking and child labor around the world.
  • Get involved with a local human rights organization.
  • Hold a candlelight vigil for those who have had their human rights violated.
  • Watch a documentary about human rights issues and violations. Some recommendations: Invisible Children (2006), Girl Rising(2013) and Nefarious (2011).
  • Attend an Amnesty International Human Rights Event near you to support the battle to uphold human rights throughout the world.

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