Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is celebrated every year on December 10 — the day on which the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

The Declaration states that each person is entitled to fundamental rights, including the right to equality, and the right to life, liberty and security of the person. It also recognizes the right to freedom of religion and speech and the right to participate in the cultural life of the community.

How can I take part in Human Rights Day?

Learning about human rights helps to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that empower us to stand up for our rights as well as those of others.

Here are suggestions for simple activities to get involved:

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