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2023 Date10 December 2023
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Human Rights Day is an annual observance aimed at promoting awareness about human rights and encouraging dialogue on important issues. This global event involves various activities that draw attention to the significance of respecting and upholding human rights in every aspect of life, from education and health to democracy and social justice. The day encourages individuals, communities, and governments to recognize and defend these rights for everyone, regardless of their race, religion, or ethnicity.

The origins of Human Rights Day can be traced back to December 10, 1948, when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). India played a crucial role in this historic event as one of the founding members of the United Nations. Since then, India has made consistent progress in enacting legislation and creating institutions that aim to protect and promote human rights. Today, India acknowledges the importance of safeguarding the rights of its diverse populations, with a focus on empowering marginalized communities and addressing human rights violations, such as human trafficking, child labor, and gender discrimination.

In India, Human Rights Day is observed through various activities organized by government bodies, non-governmental organizations, and educational institutions. These events include seminars, debates, workshops, and cultural programs that emphasize the value of human rights and encourage discussions on relevant issues within Indian society. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), along with other stakeholders, plays a key role in organizing and facilitating these programs, which seek to create awareness and collective action against human rights violations. In India, as in the rest of the world, Human Rights Day is commemorated annually on December 10th, reflecting the significance of the day when the UDHR was adopted.

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Human Rights Day facts

  • 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 around the world has killed 2 million children, disabled another 4-5 million, and left 12 million homeless, and orphaned another million.
  • The notion of human rights gained mainstream recognition after World War II because of the Holocaust. The international community decided that such atrocities should never happen again.
  • India is home to millions of Adivasis, or indigenous people, who face marginalization and human rights violations. Forced evictions, land dispossession, and denial of traditional rights are some of the many challenges faced by the indigenous communities in India. Efforts to address these issues have been met with mixed success.
  • The Dalit rights movement in India represents a significant aspect of human rights activism, focusing on the rights and dignity of those traditionally considered 'untouchables' in the caste system. The movement has made significant strides in fighting against caste-based discrimination and violence.

Top things to do in India for Human Rights Day

  • Get involved with a local human rights organization.
  • Watch a documentary about human rights issues and violations. Some recommendations: Invisible Children (2006), Girl Rising(2013) and Nefarious (2011).
  • Pay a visit to national monuments, memorials, and museums that represent the struggle for human rights in India. Some notable places to visit include Jallianwala Bagh and the Partition Museum in Amritsar, Raj Ghat and Gandhi Smriti in New Delhi, and the Cellular Jail in Port Blair.
  • Offer your time, skills, and resources as a volunteer for local organizations, relief work, or community initiatives that promote human rights and sustainable development.

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