Shine Your Light for Human Rights

A series of 14 events across seven time zones spotlighting the centrality of rights to the daily lives of people everywhere.


Shine your light for human rights in the city

10 December 2018, Los Angeles

UDHR Article 28 calls for a social order in which “the rights and freedoms guaranteed in the Declaration can be realised”.

For the first time in human history, more people are living in cities than in rural settings and a growing number of cities have populations larger in size than whole countries. This event hosted by the Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will shine a light on the role of cities in realisation of rights and celebrate cities and mayors too that are standing up for rights.

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  • Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • University of Southern California (USC)
  • Institute on Inequalities in Global Health, USC
  • United Nations Foundation

See also:

Check out details for the UNA-USA led Youth Solutions Summit. The Summit seeks to empower youth to Stand Up for human rights during the UDHR 70th Anniversary Celebration in Los Angeles, California.

  • 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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