Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day. In 1993, an autonomous public body, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India, was found for the protection and promotion of human rights, which works on rights relating to life, liberty, equality and dignity of an individual.
This year, Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone's rights! Disrespect for basic human rights continues to be wide-spread in all parts of the globe. Extremist movements subject people to horrific violence. Messages of intolerance and hatred prey on our fears. Humane values are under attack.
United Nation asked people to step forward 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.
Respect for human rights advances well-being for every individual, stability for every society, and harmony for our interconnected world.
Some facts relating to Human Rights
- In 1829, the practice of Sati was formally eliminated by William Bentick
- In 2001, The Supreme Court of India passed extensive orders to implement the Right to Food.
- More than one million children in India remain at risk
- Millions of Children in India still remain at workforce
- Nearly half of India's Children under the age of five are malnourished
- Nearly 27 million people are currently enslaved in the human trafficking trade globally
- According to UNICEF, 22,000 children worldwide die each day due to poverty
- Nearly 20.9 million people are victims of forced labour world wide
These are few facts of Human Rights violation, every day every moment in manifold way the rights of human beings are violated. And today on the occasion of 'Human Rights Day', the time has come to think from where our journey of human rights protection will be start. Time comes to refuse the chair in the dais for lectures on Human Rights and starts protesting at root level.