Selfadvocatenet.com is in support of Human Rights Day Dec 10th,2023
This Page will highlight human rights why is is important to know your rights
Every person in society has rights so does disabilities as well have rights to housing health care income jobs etc
disabilities in our society are the most disadvantaged are one them get exnored abused assaulted and quality if life in ways understand rights on we deserve be treated with respect honer our rights as human being included in society
2023 Theme: Freedom, Equality and Justice for All
The first part is an into of what is human right day
Human Rights Day is celebrated every year on December 10 — the day on which the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The Declaration states that each person is entitled to fundamental rights, including the right to equality, and the right to life, liberty and security of the person. It also recognizes the right to freedom of religion and speech and the right to participate in the cultural life of the community
Minister’s, parliamentary secretary’s statement on Human Rights Day
Victoria Sunday, December 10, 2023 7:30 AM
Niki Sharma, Attorney General, and Mable Elmore, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives, have released a joint statement on Human Rights Day:
“Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, first proclaimed on Dec. 10, 1948. Under that declaration, we accept that all people, regardless of their origins, cultures, identities or abilities, are afforded the same universal rights.
“It’s clear that in the last seven-and-a-half decades, we have made considerable progress as a society in recognizing and defending human rights. In B.C., our goal is to always strive to give all people, regardless of their diverse backgrounds and experiences, the same rights and respect.
“We share a collective obligation to not just champion, but also to defend the rights of all people to be treated with dignity and respect. That’s why in B.C., we have launched supports to advance human rights in the province. This includes actions, such as re-establishing the independent BC Human Rights Commission, providing funding to launch a racist-incident helpline and continuing our work to develop anti-racism legislation to create more equitable access to government programs and services.
“But we know that the job is never done. Along with ongoing global conflicts, history has shown us that the fight for human rights involves constant reflection and alertness to protect those who are most at risk of being oppressed.
“So, today, on International Human Rights Day, we hope that everyone in British Columbia will join us in renewing our commitment to protecting human rights, and reflecting on this year’s theme of ‘Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All.’”
For more on the Anti-Racism Data Act, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/26926
For more on the racist incident helpline and community grants for anti-hate vandalism: https://news.gov.bc.ca/29872
For more on the Human Rights Tribunal: https://news.gov.bc.ca/28035
For more on the appointment of B.C.’s first-ever Human Rights Commissioner: https://news.gov.bc.ca/19896
For more on steps taken to address Indigenous racism in health care: https://news.gov.bc.ca/29632
For more on actions taken in B.C. regarding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: https://news.gov.bc.ca/28671
This is on BC Govt Website go to the link here
illustrated booklet of the Declaration of Human Rights .
UN Secretary-General Messages – 2023
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”
The iconic opening sentence of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is as important today as it was when it was adopted 75 years ago.
The Universal Declaration is a roadmap, helping to end wars, heal divisions and promote lives of peace and dignity for all.
But the world is losing its way. Conflicts are raging. Poverty and hunger are increasing. Inequalities are deepening. The climate crisis is a human rights crisis that is hitting the most vulnerable hardest.
Authoritarianism is on the rise.
Civic space is shrinking and the media is under attack from all sides.
Gender equality remains a distant dream and women’s reproductive rights are being rolled back.
Today, it is more important than ever to promote and respect all human rights – social, cultural, economic, civil and political – which protect us all.
The Universal Declaration shows the way to common values and approaches that can help resolve tensions and create the security and stability our world craves.
As we work to update global frameworks and make them more effective in the 21st century, human rights must have a unique and central role.
I call on Member States to use this 75th anniversary, and the Summit of the Future next year, to strengthen their commitment to the timeless values of the Universal Declaration.
And on Human Rights Day, I urge people around the world to promote and respect human rights, every day, for everyone, everywhere.