Human Rights Day, 10 December “My Voice Counts “
Human Rights Day, 10 December
“My Voice Counts “
This year, the spotlight is on the rights of all people — women, youth, minorities, persons with disabilities, indigenous people, the poor and marginalized — to make their voices heard in public life and be included in political decision-making.
These human rights — the rights to freedom of opinion and expression, to peaceful assembly and association, and to take part in government (articles 19, 20 and 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights) have been at the centre of the historic changes in the Arab world over the past two years, in which millions have taken to the streets to demand change. In other parts of the world, the “99%” made their voices heard through the global Occupy movement protesting economic, political and social inequality.
Posted on December 4, 2012, in អន្ដរជាតិ and tagged "My Voice Counts ", 10 December, Arab world, Disability, Freedom of speech, Human Rights Day, HumanRights, Indigenous peoples, Politics, Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.