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Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world.

Eleanor Roosevelt Driving force behind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Our human rights champions all share a commitment to speaking out and standing up for the rights of others. Let their stories inspire and move you to act. Read more

In focus

Students in Trondheim, Norway, build bridges for tolerance, diversity and the respect for everyone’s dignity and human rights. Read more

In focus

Students from St. Ivo School in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom, illustrated updated human rights—making them more relevant for the 21st Century. Read more.