|What are Human Rights?|
Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world, from birth until death. These basic rights are based on shared values like dignity, fairness, equality, respect and independence. These universal rights are inherent to us all, regardless of nationality, sex, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, language, or any other status. They range from the most fundamental – the right to life – to those that make life worth living, such as the rights to food, education, work, health, and liberty.
Human Rights protect us in many areas of our day-to-day life, such as:
|‘HUMAN RIGHTS DAY’ 2022|
|Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document, which proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world.|
|“Dignity, Freedom and Justice for all…”
“Dignity, Freedom and Justice for all…” is the Theme of Human Rights Day 2022. Both UDHR and WHO’s Constitution assert that health is a fundamental human right for all people. It inspires everyone to speak up and take action to end discrimination in all forms, whenever and wherever it happens.
|Video message from Dr. Tedrose