Today is human rights day this page is highlight and inform about our rights
every year the self advocates been abused ,teased and disrespected in our society its got to and needs to change attitudes one person at time
We need to educate people on how you engage people that have a disability words use towards self advocates.
With youth with disabilities they are needing right support to succeed in life they are our future youth of today struggle to include them self in society feel neglected from getting jobs and need help them with not doing drugs support their dreams wishes youth with disabilities want what everyone takes advantage of today era different then what old era was except them for who they are everyone has right live including youth of all color and cultures give them hope support love they deserve.
2019 Theme: Youth Standing Up for Human Rights
As you know self advocates have right live be respected and live way like to live.
have right to vote,have right to be cared for ,have right to get married ,have right to work ,have right to transportation ,have right to services
have right to be on board ,have right have friends ,have right be safe ,have right to have access to information.
Teresa Pocock- I ❤️ my human rights!
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First part is what is human rights day
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 (UDHR): a milestone document proclaiming 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. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world.
2019 Secretary-General’s Message
This year, on Human Rights Day, we celebrate the role of young people in bringing human rights to life.
Globally, young people are marching, organizing, and speaking out:
For the right to a healthy environment…
For the equal rights of women and girls…
To participate in decision-making…
And to express their opinions freely…
They are marching for their right to a future of peace, justice and equal opportunities.
Every single person is entitled to all rights: civil, political, economic, social and cultural. Regardless of where they live. Regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, social origin, gender, sexual orientation, political or other opinion, disability or income, or any other status.
On this International Day, I call on everyone to support and protect young people who are standing up for human rights.
2019 UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Message
Raising our voices is essential to the creation of a future of peace, justice and sustainable development. And this has been a year of tremendous activism – notably by young people.
In every region, people are working for hope.
From the accelerating climate crisis to the fight against inequality and repressive institutions.
From the right to make informed decisions about our own bodies to the right to participate in defining policies for our countries.
I am inspired by the courage, clarity and principle of the women, men and young people who are rising up peacefully, to create greater freedom and justice.
Their voices are the living expression of human rights – a movement that is fundamentally about building dignity and equality for everyone.
Policy-makers everywhere need to listen to these calls. And in response, they need to shape more effective, more principled policies.
We have a right to live free from discrimination on any grounds. We have a right to access education, health-care, economic opportunities and a decent standard of living.
This is about our future, our livelihoods, our freedoms, our security and our environment.
We need to mobilise across the world–peacefully and powerfully – to advance a world of rights, dignity and choice for everyone.
With renewed determination, we all need to stand up for human rights.
2019 General Assembly President’s Message
For more than seventy years the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to — regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language or other status.
Human Rights are the foundation of peace, development, and justice and are at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The theme of the 2019 Human Rights Day is: Youth Standing Up for Human Rights.
The active engagement of youth in all facets of life is central to achieving inclusive and stable societies.
We have to utilize the idealism of youth and empower them to stand up for equal rights and fair treatment of everyone everywhere.
Human rights are for everyone.
We need to ensure that youth have the right to participate in decision-making and have their voices heard.
As President of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, I have chosen quality education and inclusion among my priorities.
Access to inclusive quality education empowers youth to better know and claim their rights.
As Malala Yousafzai says:
“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world. Education is the only solution.”
As we end the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence today, I commend the contributions of women human rights defenders worldwide for their dedication to upholding our human rights.
2019 Theme: Youth Standing Up for Human Rights
After a year marked by the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which culminated on 20 November, 2019, our plan is to capitalise on the current momentum and spotlight the leadership role of youth in collective movements as a source of inspiration for a better future.
Under our universal call to action “Stand Up for Human rights,” we aim to celebrate the potential of youth as constructive agents of change, amplify their voices, and engage a broad range of global audiences in the promotion and protection of rights. The campaign, led by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), is designed to encourage, galvanise, and showcase how youth all over the world stand up for rights and against racism, hate speech, bullying, discrimination, and climate change, to name a few.
- Youth participation is essential to achieve sustainable development for all.
Participation in public life is a fundamental principle of human rights. Young people are seeking to participate in all decisions that have a direct and indirect impact upon their wellbeing. They need to be heard to inform more effective decision-making and achieve sustainable development for all.
- Youth can play a crucial role in positive change.
Young people have always been major drivers of political, economic and social transformation. They are at the forefront of grassroots mobilizations for positive change and bring fresh ideas and solutions for a better world.
- Empowering youth to better know and claim their rights will generate benefits globally.
Young people are often marginalized and encounter difficulties in accessing and enjoying their rights because of their age. Upholding their rights and empowering them to better know and claim them will generate benefits globally.
Human Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals
Human rights are at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as in the absence of human dignity we cannot drive sustainable development. Human Rights are driven by progress on all SDGs, and the SDGs are driven by advancements on human rights. Find out how UN agencies strive to put human rights at the centre of their work.
Never too young to change the world
- Youth participation is essential to achieve sustainable development for all
- Youth can play a crucial role in positive change
- Empowering youth to better know and claim their rights will generate benefits globally
- 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
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all
- We need to stand up for our rights and those of others
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