It’s International Human Rights Day! Created by the United Nations in 1950, it’s a day to recognize the Declaration of Human Rights “as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.”
This year we’re recognizing Human Rights Day by outlining different ways for YOU to get involved in the human rights movement by joining the conversation online. Spreading awareness and education can be just as impactful as volunteering and donating to people in need.
Step 1: Pick a Cause You’re Passionate About
LGBT, women’s rights, children’s rights and the right to food are just a few human rights challenges being discussed today. What cause(s) are you passionate about? Let us know in the comments section below.
Step 2: Get Involved with Organizations Online
Here are a few of the organizations celebrating human rights and hosting conversations this week:
- @UN4Youth – UN Youth
- @UNrightswire – UN Human Rights Office
- United Nations Human Rights on Facebook
- @ISHRglobal – The International Service for Human Rights
- @HRW – Human Rights Watch
Step 3: Hashtag it!
People from around the world are taking part in human rights conversations on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Check out what they’re saying and lend your voice to the movement through these trending hashtags:
Want to learn more? Check out the UN’s website for more information on Human Rights Day.