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The month of May and Celebration of Human Rights

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Roxana Anton
 2021-05-10

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This is one of the most important topics in life.

Nevertheless, not many of us are aware of their rights.

Human rights apply regardless of where you are from, what you believe, or how you choose to live your life. (equalityhumanrights.com)

They are "inherent in all human beings", regardless of their age, ethnic origin, location, language, religion, or any other status.

They are applicable everywhere and at every time in the sense of being universal, and they are egalitarian in the sense of being the same for everyone. (source: Wikipedia)

After the atrocities of the Second World War, it became obvious that all humans in the world are equal, and they need protection.

The United Nations was formed, in 1950.

It declared 8 & 9 May as a time of remembrance to pay tribute to the millions of people who lost their lives in the Second World War, and to remember their sacrifices.

The UN was created to play a central role in efforts to settle disputes, avoid new wars, to protect human rights, international peace, and security. (un.org)

The United Nations allowed more than 50 Member States to contribute to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948. (equalityhumanrights.com)

Let's remember some of our basic rights, those that are not always respected, in everyday life.

We Are All Born Free & Equal.

We are all born free. We all have our own thoughts and ideas. We should all be treated in the same way. These rights belong to everybody, whatever our differences.

The Right to Life.

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We all have the right to life, and to live in freedom and safety. No one has any right to harm us, treat us badly, treat us like they are smarter or better, or more entitled to something, than us.

The Right to Privacy.

Nobody should try to touch our good name (reputation). Nobody has the right to come into our home, open our letters, or bother us or our family without a good reason.

The Right to a Family and a Private Life.

Every grown-up has the right to marry and have a family if they chose to. Men and women have the same rights when they are married, and when they are separated.

Remember: Men and Women have the same rights, inside or outside marriage, and they must be married only if they both consent to.

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Freedom to Move.

We all have the right to go where we want in our own country and to travel as we wish.

The Right to Seek a Safe Place to Live.

If we are frightened or badly treated in our own country, we all have the right to run away to another country to be safe.

The Right to Property

Everyone has the right to own things or share them. Nobody should take our things from us without a good reason.

Freedom of Thought.

We all have the right to believe in what we want to believe, to have a religion, or to change it if we want. We have the right to manifest our religion (in the actions it requires if they do not harm other beings).

Freedom of Expression.

We all have the right to make up our own minds, to think what we like, to say what we think, and to share our ideas with other people.

The Right to Public Assembly.

We all have the right to meet our friends and to work together in peace to defend our rights. Nobody can make us join a group if we don’t want to.

The Right to Democracy.

We all have the right to take part in the government of our country. Every grown-up should be allowed to choose their own leaders.

Social Security.

We all have the right to affordable housing, medicine, education, and childcare, enough money to live on, and medical help if we are ill or old.

Workers’ Rights.

Every grown-up has the right to do a job, to a fair wage for their work, and to join a trade union.

The Right to Play.

We all have the right to rest from work and to relax.

Food and Shelter for All.

We all have the right to a good life.

Mothers and children, people who are old, unemployed, or disabled, and all people have the right to be cared for.

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Copyright.

Copyright is a special law that protects one’s own artistic creations and writings; others cannot make copies without permission. We all have the right to our own way of life and to enjoy the good things that art, science, and learning bring.

Responsibility.

We have a duty to other people, and we should protect their rights and freedoms.

No one can take away our rights.

(source of information: youthforhumanrights.org.)

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