Our shared humanity
Is what connects us
And allows us to empathize
Despite our differences.
Fight for your own human rights
And help end violations of others' rights.
Care for your fellow humans
For we are all made of the same earth
And we will all return to it.
The beauty of our fundamental rights
Is that they allow us to dream and to hope.
Because of them, we are all equal
And we are all free
And we can all be who we want to be.
Human Rights Day, which is every 10th of December, commemorates the day, in 1948, on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is essential for you to know what your rights are before you can fight to protect them or help end the violation of others' rights. Read and familiarize yourself with them here: http://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/
Also, for those of you who don't know, I am currently involved in my school's Human Rights Forum. It is an organization I am beyond proud to be a part of. Join our journey of inspiring a shared sense of humanity here: http://humanrightsforum.weebly.com