“Our greatest strength as a human race is our ability to acknowledge our differences; our greatest weakness is our failure to embrace them”
I am far from perfect; I have made many mistakes in life and still continue to learn from past mistakes. I have judged people based on appearance. Is it something that I am proud of ‘NO’, did I act responsibly…of course not.
Each day thousands maybe even millions of people have had there basic human rights denied (including myself a bit of an oxymoron…eh).
The 10th December 2009 is a world wide celebration of Human Rights Day, the chosen date is to honor the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation in 1948’s universal declaration of human rights. Each year’s theme is different; for example, 2006’s focus was based on the struggle against poverty and last year Amnesty International celebrated 60 years of the UN’s resolution in Paris.
So what will you do this year for Human Rights Day???
Last month I sure you all read the article I wrote ‘Stop the Violence’. Well if you didn’t (just to recap), it was a short article about the lack of rights women have in various countries. Today we stand together and celebrate how far we have come….but we should also remember how far we have yet to go.
For more information, visit http://www.un.org/en/peace/