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23 November 2017

Many of us are fearful about the way the world is heading. Messages of intolerance and hatred prey on our fears. But we can change the course. The 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is your chance to reaffirm our common humanity and stand up for rights.

Help us promote and defend these enduring principles. Meet our human rights champions and let their stories inspire you. Visit our Take Action page where you will find various ideas on how to get involved. Our suggestions are grouped by audiences so that everyone can feel empowered to promote, reflect and engage on human rights.

As Human Rights Day is fast approaching, here are 4 simple things to get you started:

You can also support the initiatives launched by our partners to amplify our messages. Thank you !

  • I will respect your rights regardless of who you are. I will uphold your rights even when I disagree with you
  • When anyone’s human rights are denied, everyone's rights are undermined, so I will stand up
  • I will raise my voice. I will take action. I will use my rights to stand up for your rights.

people have stood up for human rights

We can all be Human Rights Champions

Tweet, Instagram or YouTube your action using the hashtag #Standup4humanrights.

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