Today, December 10th, is HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day. This is an excerpt from the Human Rights Day website:

This year’s slogan, Human Rights 365, encompasses the idea that every day is Human Rights Day. It celebrates the the fundamental position in the Universal Declaration* that 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 ideas and values.

*The Universal Declaration is also on the website¬† and consists of 30 “Articles” with an excellent preamble that recognizes the human dignity and inalienable rights of all members of the human family, which is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.

I found another website that might be of interest called: website includes visuals.

I like the idea of this being a 365 day celebration. I have always been bothered by the holiday saying: Peace on Earth, Good Will Towards Men, not only because the last word needs to be ALL, but also because why don’t we exercise this option every day? So the campaign for Human Rights 365 makes a lot of sense to me. Let’s celebrate our Human Rights every day for ourselves and for others not so fortunate as we are.

P.S. If you Google International Day Photos you will get a page with many pictures showing marches allover the world.


2 thoughts on “Today, December 10th, is HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

  1. The word Mankind should also be stricken to include Humankind, why do we subdivide and separate
    when all should be privy to Opened Doors not segregated because of gender, race or religion.
    Funny how “women” were treated differently when we were growing up, “the little lady,” as though
    she couldn’t throw a metaphorical “punch” just as well as any man. During World War 11, women were
    trained to fill many of the jobs that men vacated, and they were very proficient and serious about what
    they did. After the war, most of the jobs had to be relinquished to the returning, but a few women
    were able to keep their jobs because they were so successful at it. “The Book Cheaper by the Dozen,”
    was written about a man, who really ruled the roost, and was a very successful Time-Study engineer.
    When he died, his wife went to college to become an engineer and succeeded him in his job. Dave
    had a seminar with her.

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