Join us as we celebrate Human Rights Day on Dec 10


 

Saturday is the United Nations Human Rights Day. How are you going to celebrate the day? (tell the Dalai Lama Center)

This year thousands of people decided the time had come to claim their rights. They took to the streets and demanded change. Many found their voices using the internet and instant messaging to inform, inspire and mobilize supporters to seek their basic human rights.

Social media helped activists organize peaceful protest movements around the world—in Tunis, in Cairo, in Madrid, in New York, and in other cities and towns across the globe—at times in the face of violent repression.

Human rights activism has never been more topical or more vital. And with the help of the transforming power of social media, ordinary people have become human rights activists.


"Human beings, indeed all sentient beings, have the right to pursue happiness and live in peace and freedom."
- The Dalai Lama
 

Human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community. 

On Human Rights Day – December 10 – we remember the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (63 years ago), pay tribute to all human rights defenders, and are encouraged to get involved in the global human rights movement.

The High Commissioner for Human Rights will host a global conversation on human rights on Friday, 9 December at 9:30 A.M., EST. Visit the UN website for more information on who to take part in this unique opportunity.

 

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