Do you know your rights?


“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood”

Source: Article 1 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

(We would definitely add SISTERHOOD).

Human rights set a minimum standard for how individuals and institutions should treat people. They empower people to take action to demand and defend their rights and the rights of others.

Human rights belong to every individual, to women, men, elders and children – regardless of their racial, religious, social, economic, or physical situations.

They are not the same as privileges, because privileges can be given and taken away, rights are constant and do not change according to the situation.

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The Principles of Human Rights are:

Universality: they are applicable all over the world, for all people, and no one can take them away.

Nondiscrimination: they are equal for women, men and children.

Indivisibility: the Rights can not be divided or separated and all rights have the same status.

Interdependence: Human rights concerns appear in all life situations: whether at home, school, markets or work which means that all human rights violations are interconnected.

The fulfillment  of one right often depends, wholly or in part, upon the fulfillment of others. For instance, fulfillment of the right to health may depend, in certain circumstances, on fulfillment of the right to development, to education or to information.

Responsibility: The government, individuals and every part of society share the responsibility for the promotion and protections of the rights.

Sexual rights are rights related specifically to sexuality. All human beings have sexual rights.

(Please feel free to leave your comments to create a discussion on human rights for all).