Human Rights Day 2015

By Cassie Hudson 12.09.2015 blog

December 10 is 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.”

“Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.” is the theme of Human Rights Day 2015. This year, it is devoted to the launch of a year-long campaign for the 50thanniversary of the two International Covenants on Human Rights: the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

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:


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:

  • #HumanRightsDay
  • #HumanRights

Want to learn more? Check out the UN’s website for more information on Human Rights Day. 


  1. Yarielis

    I think it’s the next big thing because it will be popular.

  2. Mr.Williams Class

    We should have a great of piece and make our resoulutions for 2016!This is very inspiring for other people out there who agree!

  3. Alexander

    Although these rights are amazing and shape us today, many people have misused them. For example, freedom of speech. People have gone to court talking about stupid stuff that doesn’t matter. I mean, some people are DYING and have no homes and others are going too far with the stuff they’re allowed to use. Some people don’t even care about others.

  4. Lauren

    What about animals? While humans are going around being stupid, millions of animals are dying in shelters and getting killed for their meat (*cough* South Korea *cough*). Why is there no Anima lApreciation day?

    • Ashton Popp

      Yes I totally agree

  5. Mrs. Camara's G3 Class

    Our class had a very interesting discussion regarding human rights and our responsibilities to protect those rights. We are passionate about a variety of causes: from educational rights, to women’s and even animals’ rights, and we hope to become more involved in our community to speak out for these causes.

  6. Mrs. Camara's G3 Class

    We had an intriguing conversation in our class today regarding human rights and feel that we should all take the time to show compassion towards one another, whether that mean by speaking out in support of women’s rights, educational rights, or even animal rights.

  7. nikolaslefave

    i enjoy the u.s human rights

  8. Samantha cline

    Yay we should have a get a free new stuff

  9. Sydney Jones

    The cause that I am so passion about is children’s rights. The reason why this is a passion to me is one thing I am a kid and many kids these days don’t have rights. Every time I turn around there is another kid getting shot or killed every year.There is a lot of drama in my world.I wish kids,women,and etc.could have more rights.But,I have to be grateful there is a lot of countries that don’t have rights.Some rules in other country you have to follow them and if you don’t then, you will get killed.I am so glad I am in the United States of America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!#

  10. Nicole Torres

    In today’s society, we as humans are given many rights. Some of the most important rights given to us are the right to an education and the right of freedom of religion. These rights are taken for granted countless times everyday. Many foreign countries neglect people of rights and dehumanize citizens daily. WE MUST acknowledge the rights we are given.

    • Emily Evans

      Yes, but we also have to acknowledge that, this country isn’t perfect. You can literally lose your job for being gay, or transgendered. Girls aren’t allowed to wear shorts to school. Innocent children are being gunned down in the streets by the police. Dedicated couples are forbidden to get married. Women have little choice what they do with their own bodies, and the restrictions tighten every day. But, yeah we do have the freedom of religion, which is mostly for white Christians, and the freedom of an education with an education system so messed up, many children would rather die than go to school.

      • Lauren

        Sadly, That’s mostly true..

        • ntr

          Actually, it’s mostly false.

          Notice they had to include “white Christians” in there.

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