Will You Take Human Rights into Your Hands, Monday 10th December?
Monday 10th December 2012 is International Human Rights Day, a day which marks the anniversary of the ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ (UDHR). This Declaration is made up of 30 Articles and was the first international recognition that all human beings have fundamental rights and freedoms.
As you may know the Pax Populi working objective is to help the Afghan people to bring peace to their own country.
As an organisation engaged in such peacebuilding activities we recognise the importance of such human rights and operate within the frameworks of such rights.
In honour of Human Rights Day, Pax Populi therefore wants to create an open discussion on the importance of these rights. We invite all people and organisations to come together and be involved in creating this discussion, by sending messages which can be in diverse forms such as pictures or even short videos (which could even be recorded from a phone!) to the Pax Populi Human Rights Day Event Page, highlighting these Rights and telling us and the world why they are important to you and for peace.
Because we have an Afghan focus here are some suggested questions to help you think about HRs & Peace in Afghanistan:
1. Is there a place for HR in Afghan society?
2. How can HR contribute to the advancement of peace in Afghanistan?
3. What can Afghans do to advance HR in their country?
4. What good are HR if they are trampled by violent insurgents?
5. What role can the international community have in advancing HR in AFG?
This is an opportunity for all Afghans and those supporting peace to come together and talk about the role of human rights in peace development. We therefore hope you will answer this invitation and we look forward to creating a successful Pax Populi Human Rights Day Discussion with you all.
Many thanks Pax
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In our hands and to read out loud -- and than discuss the meaning to our lives.. human rights as a way of life; Please see:
In your hands, a document to learn and integrate into our daily lives
Read it out loud to re imagine and re craft a meaningful change for a new future
30 points of dignity
MOVING FROM CHARITY TO DIGNITY - Free from fear and free from want
Summary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Recognizing the humanity of the other as our own
Article 1 All human beings are born free and equal.
Article 2 Everyone is entitled to the same human rights without discrimination of any kind.
Article 3 Everyone has the human right to life, liberty, and security.
Article 4 No one shall be held in slavery or servitude.
Article 5 No one shall be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Article 6 Everyone has the human right to be recognized everywhere as a person before the law
Article 7 Everyone is equal before the law and has the human right to equal protection of the law.
Article 8 Everyone has the human right to a remedy if their human rights are violated.
Article 9 No one shall be arrested, detained, or exiled arbitrarily.
Article 10 Everyone has the human right to a fair trial.
Article 11 Everyone has the human right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Article 12 Everyone has the human right to privacy and family life.
Article 13 Everyone has the human right to freedom of movement and residence within the state, to leave any country and to return to one's country.
Article 14 Everyone has the human right to seek asylum from persecution.
Article 15 Everyone has the human right to a nationality.
Article 16 All adults have the human right to marry and found a family. Women and men have equal
human rights to marry, within marriage, and at its dissolution.
Article 17 Everyone has the human right to own property.
Article 18 Everyone has the human right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
Article 19 Everyone has the human right to freedom of opinion and expression.
Article 20 Everyone has the human right to peaceful assembly and association.
Article 21 Everyone has the human right to take part in government of one's country directly or through free and fair elections and access to the public service
Article 22 Everyone has the human right to social security and to the realization of the economic, social
and cultural rights indispensable for dignity.
Article 23 Everyone has the human right to work, to just conditions of work, to protection against
unemployment, to equal pay for equal work, to sufficient pay to ensure a dignified
existence for one's self and one's family, and the human right to join a trade union.
Article 24 Everyone has the human right to rest and leisure.
Article 25 Everyone has the human right to a standard of living adequate for health and well-being,
including food, clothing, housing, medical care and necessary social services.
Article 26 Everyone has the human right to education including free and compulsory elementary
education and human rights education.
Article 27 Everyone has the human right to participate freely in the cultural life and to share in scientific
progress, as well as to protection of their artistic, literary or scientific creations,
Article 28 Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which these rights can be
Article 29 Everyone has duties to the community.
Article 30 None of the human rights in this Declaration can be used to justify violating another
--Human rights are Universal, Indivisible, Interconnected and interrelated
--With equality and without discrimination for all women and men, youth and children
--Democracy as a delivery system of human rights
--All must know, own, organize, plan and act guided by human rights as a way of life.
PDHRE, People’s movement for Human Rights Learning
Thanks for sharing this. Pax