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UN Human Rights Office teams up with GIPHY Artists for Human Rights Day 2020

For Human Rights Day 2020, the UN Human Rights Office teamed up with GIPHY to create these stunning GIFs in defense of human rights: https://giphy.com/stories/giphy-artist-collaboration-for-human-rights-day-44345785-9f37.

GIPHY is the world's most popular destination for animated GIFs and stickers, which are widely used today on digital platforms, especially by youth. This collaboration brings together world-class GIPHY artists with our Office to support the cause of human rights.

We thank participating artists About Evie, Fabiola Lara, Jeca Martinez, Lo Harris, and Megan Motown. They have created 18 GIFs in English, French, and Spanish about a range of human rights causes.

All five artists have also created GIFs about environmental protection as well as about themes related to promoting greater equality. We hope that people everywhere will use these GIFs to spread these messages of rights, dignity, and equality for all.

  • 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.

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