December 10th is Human Rights Day

For those of you who are not aware of it, December 10th is Human Rights Day. Sixty years ago, Eleanor Roosevelt managed to create the miraculous: she shepherded a human rights document through an all male committee from countries all over the world, which specifically included women and children as beneficiaries of the declaration. In the historical context, it was remarkable since women did not have the “listening” that they have now, especially those women who were in the very, very rare leadership positions. Below is an abridged version of the UDHR and request that you educate people in your world about them. It is a foundational declaration that belongs to all of us.
Please join me in educating your originating circles about the miraculous document.
Happy Human Rights Day (yesterday)

Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Adopted and proclaimed by General Assembly Resolution 217 on Dec. 10, 1948, drafted by a committee headed by Eleanor Roosevelt; re-affirmed by all the governments of the world in 1993:

1. Every person is born free and equal in dignity and rights.
2. Every person has human rights regardless of race, sex, language, belief
or religion.
3. Every person has the right to life, liberty and security.
4. Slavery and the slave trade are prohibited.
5. No person shall be subjected to torture.
6. Every person has the right to recognition as a person before the law.
7. All persons are entitled to equal protection before the law.
8. Every person is entitled to the aid of law when not treated fairly.
9. No person shall be subjected to arbitrary detention.
10. Every person is entitled to an impartial hearing.
11. Every person shall be considered innocent until proven guilty.
12. Every person has the right to protection of his or her privacy.
13. Every person has the right to travel freely within a country and to
leave and return to his or her country.
14. Every person has the right to asylum from persecution.
15. Every person has the right to a nationality.
16. All adults have the right to marry of their own free will and to found a
family.
17. Every person has the right to own property.
18. Every person has the right to freedom of religion.
19. Every person has the right to freedom of opinion and expression.
20. Every person has the right to freedom of personal assembly and
association.
21. Every person has the right to take part in the government of his or her
country.
22. Every person has economic, social and cultural rights.
23. Every person has the right to work, to just pay, and to form and join
unions.
24. Every person has the right to rest and leisure.
25. Every person has the right to an adequate standard of living.
26. Every person has the right to an education.
27. Every person has the right to participate in cultural activities and
benefit from scientific advancement.
28. Every person is entitled to a social order in which these human rights
can be realized.
29. Every person has duties to the democratic society according to the law.
30. No person can take away these rights and freedoms.

from http://www.humanrightsandtolerance.org.uk/udhl.html

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