Although each year the international community celebrates 10 December as Human Rights Day, this year is different.
In 2011, throughout the Arab Spring and other global demonstrations millions took to the streets to demand their human rights – the right to dignity, the right to life, liberty, and security, and the right to freedom from torture. Such demands can, and did, topple regimes.
For this year’s Human Rights Day, the 63rd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, take the opportunity to celebrate the rights of all people to be free of torture, and the rights of the survivors of torture to justice and rehabilitation.
To join in the celebration, to add your voice to the millions of demonstrators in claiming our rights, and to join the global campaign for a World Without Torture, please join us on Human Rights Day:
- Tweet a message to your followers. A suggestion: On #HumanRights Day #10Dec, let’s #celebraterights for a World Without #Torture @withouttorture
- Donate your Facebook status with a message celebrating the right to freedom from torture on Human Rights Day. Perhaps:
- Today is International Human Rights Day (10 December). Let’s remember to celebrate our human rights – the right to dignity, the right to life, liberty, and security, and the right to freedom from torture.
- Share a picture or our new film for your friends on Facebook
- Or join in the UN’s global Twitter conversation with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay 9 December 9:30-10:30am (New York time) by using the hashtag #AskRights. Also on Facebook and livestreamed.
Download our Human Rights Day Facebook poster to share Saturday here (JPG, 5.5 KB)