Happy Human Rights Day

Welcome to the Human Rights Cause Channel! And what better way to kick off the blog than during the week of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, commemorated Dec. 10.

The United Nations’ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon offers a few words about the declaration’s intent, significance and current challenges it faces. Find the video here.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares:

1.     All human beings are born free and equal.

2.     Everyone is entitled to all of the rights and freedoms set in this declaration without distinction such as sex, color, religion.

3.     Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

4.     No one shall be held in slavery or in servitude.

5.     No one shall be subjected to torture, or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

6.     Everyone has the right to be recognized everywhere as a person before the law.

7.     All are entitled to equal protection of the law.

8.     Everyone has the right to effective remedy for violation of granted fundamental rights.

9.     No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

10.     Everyone is entitled to a fair trial by an impartial tribunal.

To read all 30 articles of the Declaration of Human Rights in full, click here.

This blog will be dedicated to highlighting the people around the world who currently have their human rights violated, as well as those breaking new ground in restoring or retaining human rights. There are serious issues to be conscious of, but the world’s future is not completely depressing and bleak, despite what the media may have you think. As some struggle in despair, others are reclaiming their freedoms and fundamental rights. My intent is to showcase both in the hopes of expanding consciousness and continuing the fight for human rights.