Nowadays, when we think of human rights, what exactly do we think?
Do we think that human rights are nothing to do with us?
That human rights are best left to activists?
Eleanor Roosevelt, Chair of the UN Commission that wrote the UDHR, had a very different vision of human rights –
In small places, close to home—so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.
Butterfly effects for human rights?
- This Day in History: UN General Assembly Adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) (euzicasa.wordpress.com)
- Human Rights Day- What actually Human rights are? (saifscribbles.wordpress.com)
- Human Rights Day 2011 (clovencinnamon.wordpress.com)
- Human Rights Day 10.12. (mariotkalac.wordpress.com)
- Human Rights Defenders Have No Right to Give Up as Exceptionalism and Hypocrisy Continue to Deny ‘Universal’ Human Rights of Palestinians (altahrir.wordpress.com)
- [Blogger] Happy 63! [December 10, 1948] – koihernandez.wordpress.com (hronlineph.com)
- Human Rights Not Quite Universal | ROMEDIA FOUNDATION (worldwright.wordpress.com)
- Petition Targets Human Rights Education (prweb.com)