Human Rights Day is celebrated on December 10 of every year. The day is selected to honor the United Nations General Assembly on adoption and proclamation on 10th December 1948. The day is marked by high-level political conferences and meetings, and by cultural events and exhibitions deals with Issues. Some of the governmental and non-governmental organizations are also involved in creating special events to commemorate that day.
“We declare that human rights are for all of us, all the time: whoever we are and wherever we are from; no matter our class, our opinions, our sexual orientation.” – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
History of Human Rights Day
In 1948, The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. From that day the major stride put forward is to ensure that the rights of every people across the globe are protected. The basic needs of a human such as a shelter, water, and food must be access to free and uncensored pieces of information; such has been the goals laid out that day. The day is loud across the globe in spite of where we live, what we believe, every individual should deserve their basic needs. In South Africa, it was celebrated on 21 March, in memory of the Sharpeville Massacre.
2022 – “Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All.”
2021 – “EQUALITY – Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights.”
2020 – “Recover Better – Stand Up For Human Rights.”
2019 – “Stand Up for Human Rights.”
2018 – “Stand Up for Human Rights.”
2017 – “Let’s stand up for equality, justice, and human dignity.”
2016 – “Stand up for someone’s rights today.”
2015 – “Our Rights, Our Freedoms, Always.”
2014 – “Every day is Human Rights Day.”
2013 – “Working for Your Rights.”
2012 – “My Voice Counts.”
Other Celebrations on December 10
December 10 is also celebrated as
How to Observe the day
The best way to celebrate it is by spreading awareness among the people about the importance of Human Rights. Encourage the group of people such as women, minorities, poor, youth, disabled person, indigenous populations to Participate in the events that take place on that day. Post pictures and share your thoughts on social media about the day is by using the hashtag #HumanRightsDay.
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