Question 1:
Explanation: Human rights are rights we have simply because we exist as human beings. They are not granted by any state. These universal rights are inherent to us all, regardless of nationality, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status.
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Question 2:
Learn about the full list of human rights:

Question 3:
The international community adopted Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948. It’s why Dec 10 is celebrated each year as Human Rights Day.
For the first time in modern history, countries from around the world agreed on the freedoms and rights that deserve universal protection. Women played a critical role in shaping the UDHR.
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Question 4:
Explanation: Leave no one behind! The COVID-19 crisis has been fuelled by deepening poverty, rising inequalities, discrimination and other human rights issues. Only measures to close these gaps and advance human rights can ensure we fully recover and build back a world that is more just, resilient, and sustainable.
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Question 5:
Explanation: Minorities have been disproportionately affected. In this context, the COVID-19 pandemic is generating a wave of stigma, discrimination, racism and xenophobia against certain national and ethnic groups. We need to work together to push back against this trend. Everyone should speak out forcefully against the stigma and racism this crisis has generated and must at all costs avoid fueling the fire of such discrimination.
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Question 6:
Explanation: Every worker is essential and must be protected from COVID-19, no matter what. United Nations rights experts have urged all States and businesses to implement measures that protect every worker.
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Question 7:
Explanation: As we work together to develop a #COVID19 vaccine, we must ensure that it is truly a people's vaccine - accessible to everyone, everywhere. The United Nations encourages international solidarity in the development of safe & effective #coronavirus vaccine & treatment.

Question 8:
See how UNESCO is tackling the impact of #COVID19 on education to ensure that #LearningNeverStops.
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Question 9:
Explanation: Age discrimination (“ageism”) affects both young and old people. COVID-19 amplified concerns about inequalities relating to age. For example, decisions on who received healthcare and medical resources (including ventilators in intensive care units) throughout the pandemic were sometimes made on the basis of age, unjustly denying older persons their right to health and life. “We are all born free and equal in dignity and rights” (Article 1, Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
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Question 10:
Explanation: The COVID-19 pandemic requires many countries worldwide to take extraordinary measures to protect the health and well-being of the population. Even in a public emergency, these steps need to be based on the rule of law.
State of emergency legislation and measures should be:
- Strictly temporary in scope
- The least intrusive to achieve the stated public health goals
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Question 11:
Explanation: Many countries worldwide have reported a surge of violence against women, and also, more broadly, domestic violence. Services for victims, like women’s shelters, may not be accessible during lockdown, which exacerbates the situation. Learn about these important actions that governments and other key stakeholders can take:
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Question 12:
Explanation: Environmental degradation and biodiversity loss are tied to animal-to-human transmission of viruses, that have resulted in epidemics.
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Question 13:
Explanation: Civil society organizations & UN agencies have reported a spike in sexual violence against children including a significant increase in the number of girls married off before the age of 18, and in unplanned teenage pregnancies. Due to the growing economic hardship and disrupted education caused by COVID-19, an estimated 13 million more child marriages could occur over the next 10 years. This would further exacerbate existing levels of gender discrimination and inequality.
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Question 14:
Explanation: No one has the right to make us a slave and we cannot make anyone our slave. But if you thought slavery disappeared with the end of the Transatlantic slave trade in the 1800s, it may be a shock to learn of the abuse of fisherfolk who supply seafood to some of the world’s top supermarkets, the fate of women under so-called Islamic State or of migrant women in brothels in Europe and elsewhere; or current reality in Mauritania, the last country in the world to officially ban slavery.
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  • 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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