Human Rights Day

December 10th is Human Rights Day. Today, we recognize the rights, dignity and equality inherent to all people, around the world. Services in Action would like to provide some information on how you can learn more about what this is, what impact is has on your life, the lives of others and/or how to get involved.

There is a list of thirty items outlining what human rights are. To read this list, please visit: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

There are many charitable organizations within Canada and abroad fighting for the acknowledgement, respect and enactment of human rights because they are largely ignored. To learn more about their fights, programs and advocacy efforts here are just a few:

Action to End Exploitation
Amnesty International
Canadian Centre for Diversity
Canadian Centre for International Justice
Canadian Council for International Cooperation
Canadian Lawyers Abroad
Church Council on Justice and Corrections
End Poverty Now
Human Rights Watch
International Justice Mission Canada
KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives
Peace Brigades International
PEN Canada

If you are interested in getting involved, as a volunteer or as a profession, here is a great blog, 7 tips to consider if you want a career in human rights.

This year’s focus is on the rights of all people, women, youth, minorities, persons with disabilities, indigenous people, the poor, and the marginalized. To learn more about the UN’s My Voice Counts campaign, click here.

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