“It’s time for each of us to step up for human rights. There is no action that is too small: wherever you are, you can make a difference. Together, let’s take a stand for more humanity” — UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Every year, the United Nations observes 10th December as the Human Rights Day worldwide. In 1950, the United Nations General Assembly invited all the member states and interested organisations and passed a resolution to observe the day for preserving and protecting human rights. On this day, the international conferences, exhibitions and events dealing with the issues related to human rights are conducted throughout the world. Additionally, on this day the five-yearly United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights and Nobel Peace Prize are awarded to people working voluntarily to ensure everyone enjoys equal freedom and rights.

The basic human rights has always been a controversial debate throughout the world as rich and powerful continue to misuse their powers to dominate the weak and marginalized leading to severe human rights violations. Even after so much development, millions throughout the world are devoid of their basic human rights. Extremist movements and messages comprising intolerance and hatred often lead to extreme violence. Hence, this day has gained a lot of attention for protecting and preserving the rights of everyone. This year too United Nations has appealed everyone to volunteer for protecting someone’s rights as humanity is often under attack by anti-social elements.

Since Fiinovation has been actively working in the social development sector from past many years, it has closely observed the pain and plight of weak and marginalized who are forced to lead a miserable life due to continuous social injustice and discriminations. Hence, we firmly believe that it is our duty to reaffirm humanity throughout the world. We should take up stands to defend the rights of people suffering from injustice and discrimination like women, children, indigenous people, minorities, specially-abled people, migrants, the LGBT community and anyone else at the risk of discrimination or violence.

Fiinovation also feels that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) voices a strong message for the world that no matter where we live, what we believe, or how we love, we are each individually deserving of the most basic fundamentals of human needs such as food, shelter, water, education, quality life, etc.

“Upholding human rights is in the interest of all. Respect for human rights advances well-being for every individual, stability for every society, and harmony for our interconnected world” – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Manisha Bhatia

Media & Communications




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