Dec 10, 2008

Human Rights Day

"Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December.

The date was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights. The commemoration was established in 1950, when the General Assembly invited all states and interested organizations to celebrate the day as they saw fit." (found here)

We discuss these things all the time, but when I saw this holiday and started researching it a bit I came across this great free resource for starting Human Rights Education.

~~~~Evening Update ~~~~~
As someone commented it is a bit disheartening that we have to set aside a specific day to be reminded to treat people humanely. However we used the day more to look at the world and see where things could be different, to think about how justice could be brought to certain people and or areas, and how things have changed over the last hundred or so years. We also discussed what we thought would be the biggest changes in this area over the next decade or so. You could think of it more of a day to be hopeful for the future, that good will prevail and wish peace to come to all!

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