Human Rights Day is observed each year on December 10. It was the day on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948.
The UDHR is a milestone that proclaims the inalienable rights that every human is entitled to irrespective of their race, colour, religion, sex, ethnicity, or any other quality that diversifies them. The document is available in over 500 languages and is said to be the most translated document in the world, according to the United Nations.
Human Rights Day 2021 Theme
The theme for Human Rights Day 2021 is Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights which relates to Article 1 of the UDHR – “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”
The principles are at the heart of human rights and ‘Equality’ is aligned with United Nation’s Agenda 2030 with the UN approach set out in the document Shared Framework on Leaving No One Behind: Equality and Non-Discrimination at the Heart of Sustainable Development.
The document addresses and find solutions to deep-rooted problem of discrimination that affects the most vulnerable sections of society including women, girls, LGBTQIA+, migrants, persons with disabilities and indigenous people among many others.
Know your Rights
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers one and all and the principles enshrined in this Declaration are as relevant today as they were when these were first drafted in 1948.
Stand up for your rights and the rights of others. Here are the 30 Human rights mentioned in the UDHR. Click here to read more about these rights in detail.
|Article 1||Right to Equality|
|Article 2||Freedom from Discrimination|
|Article 3||Right to Life, Liberty, Personal Security|
|Article 4||Freedom from Slavery|
|Article 5||Freedom from Torture and Degrading Treatment|
|Article 6||Right to Recognition as a Person before the Law|
|Article 7||Right to Equality before the Law|
|Article 8||Right to Remedy by Competent Tribunal|
|Article 9||Freedom from Arbitrary Arrest and Exile|
|Article 10||Right to Fair Public Hearing|
|Article 11||Right to be Considered Innocent until Proven Guilty|
|Article 12||Freedom from Interference with Privacy, Family, Home and Correspondence|
|Article 13||Right to Free Movement in and out of the Country|
|Article 14||Right to Asylum in other Countries from Persecution|
|Article 15||Right to a Nationality and the Freedom to Change It|
|Article 16||Right to Marriage and Family|
|Article 17||Right to Own Property|
|Article 18||Freedom of Belief and Religion|
|Article 19||Freedom of Opinion and Information|
|Article 20||Right of Peaceful Assembly and Association|
|Article 21||Right to Participate in Government and in Free Elections|
|Article 22||Right to Social Security|
|Article 23||Right to Desirable Work and to Join Trade Unions|
|Article 24||Right to Rest and Leisure|
|Article 25||Right to Adequate Living Standard|
|Article 26||Right to Education|
|Article 27||Right to Participate in the Cultural Life of Community|
|Article 28||Right to a Social Order that Articulates this Document|
|Article 29||Community Duties Essential to Free and Full Development|
|Article 30||Freedom from State or Personal Interference in the above Rights|
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