Please back the campaign for universal equal rights: visit our petition at: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/vote-for-equality
The Vote for Equality campaign seeks to establish a single set of universal principles on equality and non-discrimination.
While some individual minorities have successfully opposed discrimination, for many people, in many parts of the world, fair and equal treatment is far from a reality. Many minority groups remain disadvantaged and the growth of identity politics risks undermining the universal nature of equal rights. The Declaration of Principles on Equality aims to address this. The Declaration:
· Defines equality as a basic human right
· Calls on governments to take positive action to redress inequality
· Creates a consistent, integrated notion of equality and non-discrimination
The Declaration seeks to move beyond traditional anti-discrimination campaigns and move towards a world where all people have equal rights, irrespective of their individual characteristics. The Declaration was drafted and signed by 128 human rights experts from ove 40 different countries, including the Director of Liberty, Shami Chakrabati and the EC Commissioner on Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg.
Now we need to build popular support: the Equal Rights Trust is asking people to support the campaign to get world leaders to adopt the Declaration of Principles on Equality.
By signing our petition and supporting the Declaration, you will help to send a signal to the world's leaders that equal rights must never be off their agenda.
To find out more about the Declaration of Principles on Equality, or about the work of the Equal Rights Trust, visit: www.equalrightstrust.org
Please visit our petition at: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/vote-for-equality - we need your support!!!