Dec 2018

Human Rights Day

Posted by Ethiopiaid on Sunday 9th December 2018

“All human beings are born free & equal in dignity and rights.”

Article 1 – Universal Declaration of Human Rights

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and today on Human Rights Day, it’s time to #StandUp4HumanRights.

Human rights should be universal; however, among marginalised groups across Ethiopia, basic human rights are routinely denied. For the poor, disabled, elderly, invalid or orphaned, basic human rights are more often a luxury than a reality.

Human rights are everyone's rights.

The UN has created a campaign to help spread the word about human rights, and we’re proud to take part in sharing the word too.

Today on Human Rights Day, watch people from around the world recite articles of the Declaration in their own language and then stand alongside them by recording yourself reading one of the 30 articles in the Declaration.

Watch the UN’s #RightsOutLoud video here and follow the link to create your own video.

 

Link to #RightsOutLoud video by the UN

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