Human Rights Day

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). The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is 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.

Human Rights Day concludes the 16 Days of activism against gender-based violence which began on 25th November – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Human trafficking, a $150 billion global industry, is one of the greatest examples of violence against women and girls. Millions of women and girls are forced to marry, or to work in slave like conditions for little, or no, pay and no chance of an education.

On Human Right Day 2020 you are invited to join ACRATH for a prayer/reflection zoom gathering on 10th December to end ACRATH’s 16 Days Campaign.

The prayer/reflection zoom gathering will be held at 1.00 – 1.30pm (Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra time) on Thursday 10th December 2020. To register in advance, please click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rdeCrrz8iGtz5dB4Lgu68idqhS0AtQG_q

For more 16 Days Against Gender-based Violence Campaign information and resources click here.

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