After World War 2, the world was ripped apart. Those were terrible years, of uncertainty and terror, and when it finally came to an end, one question remained: “how could we let that happen?”
This question drove a lot of people to do something that would avoid such war again.
It was only then that organizations such as the United Nations, and even AIESEC, came up. Since then, these organizations have been fighting to make the world a better place, more equal and peaceful.
On 10th December 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed, at Palais de Chaillot, Paris.
What are Human Rights?
Human Rights are the rights inherent to every single individual, regardless of their nationality, place of living arrangement, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, dialect, or other orientations.
We are equally qualified for our human rights, without separation. These rights are altogether interrelated, interdependent and unbreakable.
How can we celebrate Human Rights Day?
Do you choose to celebrate this day along with us? After all, it’s your chance to bring the change and work for Human Rights, here are some of the ideas:
1. Educate people about their rights: Gather the people around you from your friend circle and family, even kids, and educate them about their rights and responsibilities.
2. Let this education spread: Give them a task of spreading the knowledge they just acquired to other people. Take the kids to the Special organisations around you that are involved in volunteering. You can easily find them on Google.
Why should you do that? Because these organisations are in touch with various other NGOs which can take you other places to spread the information.
3. Organise the events related to Human Rights: these events can go from education drives, painting competitions with a Human Rights theme, essay writing competitions, etc. This will help people study more and spread information and awareness about this initiative further.
4. Volunteer: There are various organisations that do volunteer work for certain Human Rights like Right to Education, working towards reduced inequalities etc. You can volunteer for them and bring some change.
AIESEC is partners with the United Nations for the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. We provide volunteer opportunities that can help you to make an impact across the globe. Check them out at www.aiesec.in
Let’s challenge ignorance, bring sustainability and help change our world.
What are you doing this Human Rights Day? Let us know in comments 🙂
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Anisha Bhawanani is graduated in Marketing and Finance and loves writing. She usually keeps daydreaming and believes that imagination can create and bring everything into this world. Apart from this, she loves harry potter and is very passionate about travelling and exploring different cultures. One day she wants to win a man booker prize.