In 1950, the United Nations General Assembly declared 10 December to be the International Human Rights Day. This day marks the day commemorating the date on which the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaiming its principles as the “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.”
This year, the theme to commemorate International Human Rights Day is Human Rights 365—every day is and should be Human Rights Day. Every day, each one of us, everywhere, at all times is entitled to the full range of human rights, that human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values.
Let your commitment and voice be heard. We need youth globally to roar this message! Here are two ways you can join the buzz:
- Post pictures of yourself with your family alongside a message to support all family diversity and inclusion. It’s of course not restricted to same sex couples – the whole point is show that families really do come in all shapes and sizes. It is encourage to use the hashtag #AllFamilies and #FreeAndEqual with the message, as well as #Rights365 to link to the bigger campaign. Here are examples you can see, including from the UN Secretary General himself: http://on.fb.me/1waI4nb
- Get thinking and start filming! Post your Vine telling us why you think human rights need to be celebrated every day of the year. Start your video saying: “Human Rights matter 365 because…”. On Human Rights Day, a Storify collecting all your favourite #Rights365 Vines will be shared worldwide thanks to your participation! http://bit.ly/1y4tJZ0
Join a global community in celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights!