Upcoming Friday I will publish a post about the 6th article of our Universal Human Rights. Are you aware of these rights? Did you know, it doesn’t take much effort to raise awareness? Join me in standing up for our human rights…
About the campaign
“We need to stand up for our rights and those of others. Each of us can stand up. We can take action in our own daily lives, to uphold the rights that protect us all and thereby promote the kinship of all human beings.
Many of us are fearful about the way the world is heading. Extremist movements subject people to horrific violence. Conflicts and deprivation are forcing families from their homes. Climate change darkens our horizons – and everywhere, it seems, anxieties are deepening. Humane values are under attack, and we feel overwhelmed – unsure what to do or where to turn.
Messages of intolerance and hatred prey on our fears. They are spread by people who seek power, deploying twisted logic and false promises, and fabricating outright lies. Their narratives speak to selfishness, separatism – a distorting, narrow view of the world. Little by little, this toxic tide of hatred is rising around us, and the deep and vital principles that safeguard peaceful societies risk being swept away.”
“We must draw the line – and we can. There is another way. It starts with all of us taking practical steps to reaffirm our common humanity.
The UN Human Rights Office upholds values that are the roots of peace and inclusion. We advocate practical solutions to fear and injustice, so governments protect the rights of all their people in line with international law. We monitor their policies and call them out if they fall short. We stand for greater freedoms. Stronger respect. More compassion.
Join us. Help break the toxic patterns of a fearful world and embark on a more peaceful, more sustainable future. We don’t have to stand by while the haters drive wedges of hostility between communities – we can build bridges. Wherever we are, we can make a real difference. In the street, in school, at work, in public transport; in the voting booth, on social media, at home and on the sports field.
Wherever there is discrimination, we can step forward to help safeguard someone’s right to live free from fear and abuse. We can raise our voices for decent values. We can join others to publicly lobby for better leadership, better laws and greater respect for human dignity.
The time for this is now. “We the peoples” can take a stand for rights. Let us know what you’re doing, and we will gather your stories, and amplify your voice. Local actions can add up to a global movement. And together, we can take a stand for more humanity.
It starts with each of us. Stand up for human rights.”
Are You Going To Join Me?
With all that’s happening around our world, it might be tempting to withdraw and only focus on your own life. However, sharing a smile, greeting your neighbor, being kind, open-minded and compassionate is not so hard. Right?! Did you know, standing up for our Universal Human Rights is (maybe) even more easier?
We are all humans. We are all born Free and Equal. I’m sharing this photo to show that I stand up for human rights. Click to see my photo and add your own:
It only takes a couple of minutes to raise awareness ; -)
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