Press Statement On International Day of Human Rights
The International Human Rights Day, observed on the December 10 every year, marks the day the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly. To spread the message of humanity and equality, we mark Human Rights Day with the primary purpose that everyone must fight for their rights and raise voice against its violation.
This year’s theme, “Recover Better- Stand Up for Human Rights”, chosen in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, concentrates and emphasizes on the need to rise up as a better nation by ensuring human rights is a priority in recovering from the chaos experienced this year.
Every human has rights, and it is rightly said by Nelson Mandela, “To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity”. The Covid-19 crises have been aggravated by inequalities, structural discrimination, poverty and other gaps in human rights protection. We need to come together as a nation to close these loopholes and ensure we push for the advancement of human rights to ensure we can recover better and build a safe and working environment for us all.
Today as we mark this very important day, we call on the government, organizations, civil societies, associations, and the private sector to strengthen their efforts and put more action to end all inhuman practices against humanity. Jan Eliasson said, “There can be no peace without development, no development without peace, and no lasting peace or sustainable development without respect for human rights and the rule of law”.
FAME Foundation calls for everyone to address the discriminating situations of women, girls, young people, elderly people and the vulnerable who need immediate attention. Let us all work together towards upholding the rights of every individual, regardless of gender, race and status.
Shout out loud! Raise your voice for a difference.