She is Human. She has Rights.

Upholding our proud tradition of protecting and supporting Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected.

This year to celebrate Human Rights Day on 10 December we’ve gotten together to read through it and remind ourselves of just how powerful and important a milestone the UDHR was!

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