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Human Rights: How a Thriller Feature Film and In-home Toilets Help the Urban Poor

Individuals, organizations, and governments around the world are developing creative ways to promote and uphold the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Initiatives from Nairobi, Jakarta, Dhaka, and Mumbai provide solutions to issues ranging from discrimination against refugees to lack of access to sanitation. Show More Summary

DePaul University student body votes to divest from Israeli occupation in campus-wide referendum

Following two months of campaigning at DePaul University, student coalition DePaul Divest has declared victory in a campaign to divest from corporations that profit off of human rights violations perpetrated against Palestinians via the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine.

Forced labor still ‘hugely profitable,’ says UN report

A young girl works as a child weaver in the district of Lahore. Photo by International Labour Organization, courtesy of Flickr. More than 60 years after the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights made slavery a worldwide...Show More Summary

Freedom of Speech, Right that Makes the Defense of Other Rights Possible

The freedom of the press is an essential right established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that protects all members of society.

Education is a Human Right: Stop the Human Rights Violations

A few relevant Articles from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Article 22. Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation...Show More Summary

When Given the Opportunity, Extreme Poor Take Destiny Into Their Own Hands

When the U.N. General Assembly adopted The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in December 1948, it essentially stipulated the right for all people to a decent job with decent pay and social protection in the case of temporary unemployment that would lift them back into the workforce. Show More Summary

Obama’s UN delegation tries to scrap parts of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

by Stefano Gennarini, J.D. NEW YORK, February 27, 2014 (C-FAM.org) - Angry over not getting a same-sex-friendly definition of the family into a new UN document, the Obama Administration tried to delete language agreed upon by the founders of the UN and repeated in documents since then. Regularly contentious in recent decades,…

Are Animal Rights 'Human' Rights?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted 65 years ago last week. Might some of its provisions one day be extended to animals or at least "higher" animals like chimpanzees? The decision by the Nonhuman Rights Project...Show More Summary

Aspirations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Co-authored by Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg and Sheila Collins On Tuesday, December 10 the world observed Human Rights Day, marking the 65th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations of a Universal Declaration of Human Rights....Show More Summary

Human Rights Offer a Platform for Change in New York City

By JoAnn Kamuf Ward, Caroline Stover and Douglas Cantwell Yesterday was Human Rights Day, the anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Around the world December 10th signals recognition of the fundamental idea that all people are born equal in dignity and rights. Show More Summary

Amnesty International Has Become Abortion International

10th December is the day on which, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted. It is therefore commemorated as the “World Human Rights Day”. In the days and weeks preceding it, you will frequently meet information stands run by “Amnesty International” (AI), where you can buy candles or similar gimmicks with the […]

Child marriage a huge concern on Human Rights Day

December 10 marks the anniversary of the presentation of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognizes that there are “equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family.” But, because of the widespread practice of child marriage, 14 million girls under 18 are denied those rights each year.  While Niger in [...]

On Human Rights Day, Maintain Focus on Protecting Peaceful Protest and Assembly

Since 1950, December 10 has been internationally recognized as Human Rights Day, which celebrates the decision by the United Nations General Assembly to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), proudly proclaiming itsShow More Summary

Every Day Should Be Human Rights Day

Wordle created using The Universal Declaration of Human Rights There are a number of under-appreciated holidays, some more serious than others, ranging from National Doughnut Day (June 7th this year) to Universal Children's Day (November 20). Show More Summary

Every Day Should Be Human Rights Day

Wordle created using The Universal Declaration of Human Rights There are a number of under-appreciated holidays, some more serious than others, ranging from National Doughnut Day (June 7th this year) to Universal Children's Day (November 20). Show More Summary

Human Rights Day: Still pursuing religious freedom

9 months agoNews : The Great Debate

Today, 75 percent of the world’s population lives in countries in which freedom of religion is highly restricted -- including many signatories of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

International Human Rights Day: African American Faith Leaders Call for End to War on Drugs and Mass Incarceration

It's striking that as the world mourns the death of President Nelson Mandela, we are also commemorating the 65th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 2013. As we fly our flags at half-mast...Show More Summary

December 10 is Human Rights Day

Tomorrow is Human Rights Day, probably the most neglected day on the school calendar. All teachers should use this opportunity to make children aware of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was adopted unanimously by the UN General Assembly on December 10, 1948. Show More Summary

‘The Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ [Illustration]

10 months agoTechnology : Geeks are Sexy

Did you know the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a Universal Declaration stating basic human rights way back in 1948? Yeah…seems like most the world doesn’t remember, either. No one ever said ‘human’ equaled ‘humane.’ [Source: Zen Pencils | via Upworthy]

Human Rights – Blog Action Day 2013 #BAD13

Did you know that The Universal Declaration of Human Rights set the Guinness World Record for Most Translated Document? The declaration has been translated over 300 times: take a look at the translations. Human rights is a universal concern. Show More Summary

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