“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.”

– Nelson Mandela

Human Rights & Dignity

Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights without discrimination. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948, upholds that all human beings are born free and equal; everyone has the right to a life of dignity.

The Problem

Across the world, millions of children, women and men are treated unequally because of their nationality, race, religion, gender, age, disability or HIV status. Fuelled by myths, fears, ignorance and prejudice, discrimination continues to scar our societies. It is immoral, hurtful and dehumanising; and is a violation of human rights.

The Cyrus Cylinder is believed to be the first human rights treaty. It is created by Cyrus the Great of the Achaemenid Persian Empire (ancient Iran).

Did You Know?

Change starts with YOUth

If we are to achieve the dream of a just world, we must continue to confront inequality and intolerance wherever they are found. Speak up when something is wrong; raise awareness; support people who have been discriminated against; and promote the benefits of diversity. By joining our voices together,
we can celebrate the dignity and rights of every child, woman and man.

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