Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.
PLAIN LANGUAGE VERSION:
Everyone can claim the following rights, despite a different sex, a different skin colour, speaking a different language, thinking different things, believing in another religion, owning more or less, being born in another social group, or coming from another country. It also makes no difference whether the country you live in is independent or not.
Human beings come from all different places, in all different shapes, colors, sizes, and flavors. But we are still human and so we all have the same basic human rights.
discrimination is any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference based on race, colour, sex, language, religion, opinion, descent, or national or ethnic origin which discourages or prevents equal recognition, enjoyment or exercise of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life.
The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimintaion, 1969
The United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women
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