Human Rights is everybody’s responsibility

 

Sixty eight years ago in Paris, a General Assembly Resolution 217 A was proclaimed on December 10,1948. The proclamation was a shout to promote and protect the inherent dignity  of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family which is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.

This year, International Human Rights Day celebration is call again on everyone to stand up for someone’s rights.

The world is heading on a very precarious conditions about the way the strong and the mighty defame the basic human rights due to the crumbling of human value towards the weak.

People versus people, country against country are rising  to dominate the poor, deprived and oppressed – this is happening in all parts of the globe.

Extremism is inflicting horrific aggression. The tide of intolerance and hatred are fanning the flames and there is always blood in the headlines as they wantonly attack their preys.

Our humane values in this so called civilized world are withering as we loose our sense of humanity.

Armed with only a small voice, dimunitive it may seem, whoever we may be – let us not forget nor abandon our common humanity, We must reaffirm our inherent rights, and fight for it!

The time for this is now. Let us make a stand and defend the rights of a refugee or migrant, a person with disabilities, an LGBT person, a woman, a child, indigenous peoples, a minority group, or anyone else at risk of discrimination or violence.

In our country today, the questionable deaths are rising in the conduct on the war on drugs – we must condemn this!

The landgrabbing of the ancestral domains of the cultural minorities by the rich and powerful – we must condemn this!

The Chinese incursion in the Scarborough Shoal – we must condemn this!

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