Today, 67 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, declaring that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”
This means that every human being has the right to respect and freedom — no matter what their race, skin colour, sex, sexual orientation, language, religion, national or social origin, or wealth might be.
Oxbridge Academy is proud to be situated in a multicultural country, offering education to people from all walks of life. To celebrate the rights and responsibilities of all human beings, here are a few small, yet meaningful ways that you can join in and promote this day:
Show your support for human rights:
There are many ways in which you can support human rights. You can educate yourself on current campaigns and activities aimed at promoting human rights, get involved in a human rights community project, or even donate your time or money to a human rights charity organisation.
If you would like to make a difference by empowering one individual, and helping them to exercise their right to education, you could even pay for them to do a short course.
Make a post on your social feed:
Social media is a great way to raise awareness. To promote the rights of all humans, make a social post about what the concept of human rights means to you and ask your friends to comment with their opinions and thoughts.
Play a game with your children or younger family members:
It is important to teach the younger generation the importance of human rights so that they are able to make a difference in their communities and in the world. Here is a fun way to educate your children and other young individuals about equal rights for all:
Show the child/children a photo of a community (different from yours) and have them point out what they see in the photo that is the same in their lives and what is different. At the end of the game, mention to them how important it is to treat all humans equally and fairly.
So today, whether it’s at work, at school, at home, or even at the grocery store, let’s show a little love and respect for the rights of all people, and let’s show our support for the organisations that are trying to make the world a better place.