December 10 is Human Rights Day. In 1948, on December 10, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Across the world people are encouraged to come together and stand up for equality, equity, inclusivity, justice and the dignity of all human beings.
What can you do to celebrate human rights? Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, opens a new window.
- Read this child-friendly version, opens a new window of the Declaration of Human Rights to your children, grandchildren or students.
- Check out a book about human rights.
- Go out of your way to treat everyone with respect, kindness, equity and equality.
- Spread the word about why human rights for everyone are so important
December is the Universal Month for Human Rights; however, every day of every month we can do our part to make the world a better place for others, and can experience others making the world a better place for us. It can happen, if we let it.
Some additional human rights materials available from Arapahoe Libraries:
Nelson Mandela: World Leader for Human Rights
The Unheard Truth: Poverty and Human Rights )
Finding My Magic: A Human Rights Initiative (streaming children's video for ages 3–10)
Free? Stories Celebrating Human Rights