Selfadvocatenet.com in support of Human Rights Day December 10th ,2017
Self Advocates with Disabilities and our human rights.
If we did not have rights we would be degraded humulated, racists toward us and we be taken for granted for and abused ,neglected and human rights we have today .
Been built from all around world its our protection from bad things could be down to us.
So to all self advocates stay tune if we get statement from Prime Minister of Canada and Premiere of British Columbia. We will have it posted here
check out the facts I be posting on human rights videos .
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70 , Let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
This year, Human Rights Day kicks off a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being — regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. It is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages.
Drafted by representatives of diverse legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration sets out universal values and a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. It establishes the equal dignity and worth of every person.
Thanks to the Declaration, and States’ commitments to its principles, the dignity of millions has been uplifted and the foundation for a more just world has been laid.
While its promise is yet to be fully realized, the very fact that it has stood the test of time is testament to the enduring universality of its perennial values of equality, justice and human dignity.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all.
The principles enshrined in the Declaration are as relevant today as they were in 1948.
We need to stand up for our own rights and those of others.
We can take action in our own daily lives, to uphold the rights that protect us all and thereby promote the kinship of all human beings.
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all.
- Human rights are relevant to all of us, every day.
- Our shared humanity is rooted in these universal values.
- Equality, justice and freedom prevent violence and sustain peace.
- Whenever and wherever humanity’s values are abandoned, we all are at greater risk.
- We need to stand up for our rights and those of others.
Statement by John Horgan BC Premier Human Rights Day
Premier John Horgan has issued the following statement to mark the United Nations’ Human Rights Day on Sunday, Dec. 10:
“Human rights are the foundation for a free and democratic society, and the key to achieving justice, equality, and inclusion for all. On Human Rights Day, British Columbians join citizens around the world in affirming that every person deserves to live in dignity.
“It falls to each of us to make sure human rights are universally enjoyed and respected. Our government is taking action to achieve a more just, inclusive and fair society for everyone.
“I am proud our government is taking steps to renew the B.C. human rights commission. Ravi Kahlon, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism, is leading this effort on behalf of B.C.’s Attorney General. I look forward to hearing the results of the public engagement on the commission’s future.”
B.C. Attorney General Statement
Education and prevention the focus of human rights commission recommendations
On International Human Rights Day, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism Ravi Kahlon released a report with 25 recommendations for establishing the new B.C. human rights commission.
The recommendations come after an eight-week public engagement that resulted in thousands of site visits, hundreds of submissions and over 80 meetings with British Columbians.
The report outlines recommendations in five categories, including the commission’s creation, purpose, functions, powers and early priorities. Additional recommendations related to the Human Rights Tribunal, the Human Rights Clinic and the Ministry of Attorney General are included.
“British Columbians have shared their stories, their insights and their ideas on how a new human rights commission can best serve the people of our province,” said Kahlon. “More than ever before, it’s clear there is a critical need for a new commission to help reduce discrimination and dismantle the intersecting systems of oppression in our society.
The 25 recommendations I have put forward to the Attorney General are informed by the feedback I received and I extend my deep gratitude to everyone who participated in this important process.”
The report, presented to Attorney General David Eby, recommends a human rights commission that functions independently from government by reporting directly to the legislature and holds government accountable through research, investigation, policy development and recommendation functions.
A recurring theme throughout the public engagement was concern over the limited education on human rights, especially in professional environments. To that end, the report recommends that the new commission’s primary function be to create social change through education, in both the public and private sectors.
The report further recommends that the commission be led by one appointed commissioner, and supported by a staff, a human rights advisory council, working groups, and community partnerships, while guided by three early priorities:
- To collaborate and consult with Indigenous groups to develop commission policies and practices that honour the principles set out in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP);
- To take on the study of gender as an identity requirement in public documents and make recommendations on its necessity or where it should be eliminated; and
- To examine the issue of foreign credentials and instances of discrimination against immigrants and other newcomers to the province.
“No jurisdiction is immune from discrimination,” said Eby. “That’s why the creation of a new human rights commission in British Columbia has been an early priority for our government.
I will review the recommendations put forward by Parliamentary Secretary Kahlon and look forward to presenting the report to my cabinet colleagues.”
Government also officially proclaimed Dec. 10 as Human Rights Day in British Columbia to mark the unanimous adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The declaration set out fundamental rights and freedoms for all people, including equality, life, liberty and security of person.
Over the next several days, Eby will meet with federal, provincial and territorial counterparts to discuss key human-rights priorities for Canada, including the role of governments in ensuring that Canada complies with its international human rights obligations.
This is the first time in 30 years that all ministers responsible for human rights in Canada will meet to discuss this topic.
- The human rights commission public engagement period was from Sept. 20–Nov. 17, 2017, and resulted in 531 online comments, 13,253 site visits, 70 written submissions, and over 80 in-person or telephone meetings.
- Two Indigenous workshops were held that included a total of 12 organizations.
- B.C. is the only province in Canada without a human rights commission.
- B.C.’s previous human rights commission was dismantled.
For the full report, visit the public engagement site: http://engage.gov.bc.ca/bchumanrights/
For the B.C. Human Rights Code: http://www.bclaws.ca/Recon/document/ID/freeside/00_96210_01
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Human Rights Day
December 10, 2017
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement on Human Rights Day:
“Seventy years ago, delegates from around the world came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which declares everyone is ‘born free and equal in dignity and rights.’ We take this occasion to celebrate our very own John Humphrey, who helped draft this revolutionary document, and to recommit ourselves to a more just and equal world.
“The rights recognized in the Declaration are the values enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms – now in its 35th year.
They are essential to our identity and success as a country. As Canadians, we share no greater task than to make sure our protection of human rights is ever-advancing.
“While we have made significant progress in recent years, we still have a lot of work to do.
Far too many people continue to be denied their fundamental human rights, simply because of who they are. At home, our work is incomplete, especially for Indigenous Peoples, and others as well.
The Government of Canada is working hard to address historical wrongs and correct past injustices. Every day, we strive toward a country that lives up to its ideals – for all individuals who call Canada home.
“We recently delivered an apology to former students of Newfoundland and Labrador residential schools.
We also apologized for federal legislation, policies and practices that led to the systemic oppression and discrimination of LGBTQ2 Canadians, and introduced legislation to put into place a process to permanently destroy the records of unjust convictions related to consensual sexual activity between same-sex partners.
“In addition, we passed legislation that will provide Canadians explicit protection from discrimination and hate crimes based on their gender identity or expression, and affirm their equal status in Canadian society.
We also became co-chair of the Equal Rights Coalition, a network of 35 governments committed to promoting and protecting the rights of LGBTQ2 persons in collaboration with international organizations and civil society around the world.
Next summer, Canada will host the next Global LGBTI Human Rights and Inclusive Development Conference – the largest-ever intergovernmental meeting on LGBTI rights – in Vancouver.
“Current and future generations still await the full promise of a just and equal Canada. Today, I call on all Canadians to join together in pursuit of a world where everyone – no matter their identity, beliefs, or circumstances – is born free and equal in dignity and rights.”
World Human Rights Day – December 10
What are Human Rights?
Respect for human rights is a central feature of democracy. They promote the democratic values of human dignity, freedom and equality before the law.
The South African Bill of Rights is the cornerstone of our democracy, and outlines our rights.
Our Rights of people with learning disabilities (intellectual impairments). A video photostory for IPMG by Inspired Services
Human rights of persons with disabilities
On international Human Rights Day, Amnesty supporters from around the world are coming together to write letters to human rights defenders and to the governments that are putting them at risk. If thousands of us write for rights, we can support human rights defenders while helping to convince governments to free prisoners of conscience and end urgent cases of abuse.
On December 10, let’s show the world is watching.
Facts on human rights
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.