‘All human beings are born free and equal’: World observes Human Rights Day
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.
Seventy years after its adoption, on 10 December 1948, by the United Nations General Assembly, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights continues to embody the common ideal to be achieved by all peoples and nations.#StandUp4HumanRights pic.twitter.com/NpeF2StYL6
— didier reynders (@dreynders) December 10, 2018
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.
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
Fundamental human rights, equality ,and justice are the cornerstone of a dignified human society. Pakistan has always stood up for the cause of human rights and the protection of marginalised communities. We remain committed to the furtherance of this cause. #HumanRightsDay
— Munaza Hassan (@MunazaHassan) December 10, 2018
‘The struggle must continue as we cannot prosper unless equal rights & basic freedoms are realized’: PPP’s Nafisa Shah
'All humans beings are born free equal in dignity and rights'. In Pakistan, the struggle 4equality &freedom is an uphill task, fraught with dangers all the way. Yet the struggle must continue as we cannot prosper unless equal rights &basic freedoms are realised. #HumanRightsDay
— Nafisa Shah (@ShahNafisa) December 10, 2018
Here is UN Women Pakistan with a strong message
#HumanRightsDay reminds us to look beyond labels and stereotypes that come in the way of giving due rights to a certain segment of society. This time, join us in challenging the stereotypes we have for women who are differently-abled.
— UN Women Pakistan (@unwomen_pak) December 10, 2018
Messages from across the world
Throwback to when ‘All men’ was changed to ‘All humans’
How did the phrase "all men" become "all human beings" in the Universal Declaration of #HumanRights 70 years ago? On this #HumanRightsDay, click to find out about the women who championed gender equality #StandUp4HumanRights #UDHR70
— UN Human Rights (@UNHumanRights) December 10, 2018
‘All human beings are born free and equal and in dignity and respect’
The idea that each and every person has an intrinsic human dignity and therefore should be treated with respect and assigned a set of core human rights is the finest idea ever created by mankind #UDHR70 on #HumanRightsDay pic.twitter.com/e2BnnE1Ooe
— Christian Friis Bach (@christianfbach) December 10, 2018
Could not have said it better
My human rights today were another’s dream yesterday. My free speech today was another’s censored story yesterday. My dignity today was another’s injustice yesterday. I #StandUp4HumanRights today because tomorrow I will be another’s yesterday. #UDHR70
— Theodore Te (@TedTe) December 10, 2018
‘Children don’t have the same political or economic power as adults. It is essential we protect their rights in law’
70 years ago today, when we proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we recognised that children should get special care and assistance.
Children don’t have the same political or economic power as adults. It is essential we protect their rights in law. #UDHR70 🇺🇳
— Bruce Adamson (@Bruce_Adamson) December 10, 2018
‘The #UDHR is one of the pinnacles of human achievement’
Happy Human Rights Day! Adopted 70 years ago today, the #UDHR is one of the pinnacles of human achievement, defining our shared humanity & helping to secure freedom, equality & dignity for countless people across the globe. #StandUp4HumanRights #UDHR70 https://t.co/1Il8zqFjYF
— Hugh de Kretser (@HughdeKretser) December 9, 2018
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