November 27, 2009

Am I Not Human? Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Soulclap to Jack Healy for reminding us that Human Rights Day is December 10, the day the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted in Paris, France in 1948.

Human Rights Day 2009 will focus on non-discrimination. “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”. These first few famous words of the UDHR established 60 years ago the basic premise of international human rights law. Yet today, the fight against discrimination remains a daily struggle for millions around the globe.

Most villagers have never read the UDHR, let alone have a copy or even know about it. We live in a world that rarely allows us to read important documents. As such, it is probably a good thing that UDHR is in animation so that more of us can enjoy it and pass it around.

My hope is that villagers will share this video with others. Help celebrate human rights this year by showing it anywhere and everywhere to commemorate the signing and the importance of the document that can be responsible for making the world a better place.

Roots of Humanity feels that each of us can fight against human rights abuses in the world. We simply need to do something. Protest. Meditate. Pray. In the case of bloggers ... we want you to blog on the 27th of each month. Just share information on behalf of our human siblings in all suffering areas who are either barred from communication by their governments, or lacking in technology to ask: Am I Not Human?

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