It’s Human Rights Day, so be nice to each other!

December 10th was chosen to be Human Rights Day in 1948. It is the day we honor the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR was the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations. This is a big deal for several reasons:
1. When people better understand human rights, it will be easier for them to promote justice and the well-being of society. Human Rights Day helps spread the word. This includes the rights of everyone around us so we can stop discrimination!
2. Human rights are what make freedom possible. Without our rights and our freedom we wouldn’t be much of a civilization, yet these rights are taken for granted all the time. Human Rights Day asks us to stop and think about what life would be like if we weren’t allowed to speak our minds. This is a shared nightmare for all writers.
3. Human Rights Day asks us to take a look around and help those who don’t have the kind of freedoms that we have. It’s a good day to give to a charity that helps war torn countries and/or impoverished countries; it’s shocking just how terrible living conditions can be.
4. Human Rights Day promotes tolerance – for ourselves and for each other. Without our human rights, you wouldn’t even be reading this right now.
5. The Nobel Peace prize is generally awarded on December 10th, because Human Rights and World Peace go hand in hand.

Here is a famous song with a powerful message, to help us think twice about our humanity today:

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The size of a man has nothing to do with his worth. Toby may eat too much, but his heart is bigger than his appetite. Will he find someone who can look past the fat and love him for who he is?

“Get the best hooker that money can buy and go out in a blaze of glory,” was the advice of a friend. So, Adam did. And that blaze of glory was Gabriella Marguerite Duchene… >>>>>>>>>>

Delve into real life stories of struggle and triumph that depict the unique challenges faced by a community battling for acceptance and equality. The Joteria Chronicles are a series of vignettes inspired by therapy sessions during the time spent as a Counselor for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender youth and adults.

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2 Responses to It’s Human Rights Day, so be nice to each other!

  • Steve says:

    As someone who cares about human rights and the problems that arise when they are violated, I participated in an event called Write for Rights organized all around the world to express our solidarity with those who don’t cherish the same privileges as we do. In many countries human rights are violated on a daily basis and that’s why I think the activities carried out by various international organizations in this particular area need our support more than ever. And I am happy that my native Toronto is also commemorating the International Human Rights Day by taking part in the biggest letter-writing event of the year.

  • BookRix says:

    Thanks Steve – we agree with you. It’s really important to get involved in Human Rights issues in any way you can and with a site full of authors, a letter-writing campaign is right up our alley!

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