10 Things to Think About or Do on December 10, Human Rights Day…And After

Some excellent advice, to help us all focus on the fundamentals on International Human Rights Day. This is from my friend Susan Goffe, who has been a front line human rights defender in Jamaica for years. Like me Susan is a big fan of The Elders. Well, thinking AND doing are both good. Happy Human Rights Day…

Right Steps & Poui Trees

You don’t need to be a front line human rights defender to become involved in human rights. You may already be involved in human rights work or you may never have considered becoming involved before. There’s always more to learn and know, always something to do. Here are a few suggestions of things you could do today, on Human Rights Day, or afterwards.

  1. Read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Or listen to a recording of it being read by Eleanor Roosevelt. udhr coverOr download an illustrated version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Illustrated.
  2. Learn about other human rights conventions, covenants, declarations, treaties, etc., including the International Covenant on Civil & Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social & Cultural Rights, the American Convention on Human Rights, the African Charter on Human & Peoples’ Rights, the European Convention on Human…

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