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‘All human beings are born free and equal’: World observes Human Rights Day

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The International Day of Human Rights is being observed today across the world. 2018 is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Human Rights Declaration which was proclaimed by the United Nations on this day in 1948.

The document was drafted by various prominent individuals with legal and cultural backgrounds from around the world, including Pakistani diplomat Begum Shaista Ikramullah, who championed the Article 6 on equal rights in marriage.

Portrait of ex-Pakistan diplomat Shaista Ikramullah

People are speaking out against human rights violations in various parts of the globe and asking for measures to guarantee every individual their due rights.

On occasion, Punjab Minister for Human Rights Ejaz Alam Augustine said that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) led government is committed to eliminating violence against women and guaranteeing rights of individuals.

He said that the ruling government has also decided to introduce Human Rights as a subject in various educational institutions across the province. He said a provincial taskforce on human rights is working on safeguarding people’s rights.

HERE IS WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ON TWITTER

Messages from Pakistan

Pakistan has always stood up for the cause of  human rights and the protection of marginalised communities’: PTI leader Munaza Hasan

‘The struggle must continue as we cannot prosper unless equal rights & basic freedoms are realized’: PPP’s Nafisa Shah

Here is UN Women Pakistan with a strong message

Messages from across the world

Throwback to when ‘All men’ was changed to ‘All humans’

‘All human beings are born free and equal and in dignity and respect’

Could not have said it better

‘Children don’t have the same political or economic power as adults. It is essential we protect their rights in law’

‘The #UDHR is one of the pinnacles of human achievement’

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