Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document released the same year – 11 months after Gandhi’s assassination, on December 10, 1948, borne out of a world shocked into sensibility by a senseless war that cost countless lives, shattered cultures and left problems that still fester today in various parts of the world, where imaginary lines were drawn by the winners of war, and made into “countries”, dividing cultures and peoples that had survived through countless centuries prior. This work provided for the first time, a true standard against which Human Rights could be implemented and taught. Except, it was not made into law, but was instead adopted a good idea, something to think about, etc and lost its teeth. Through education and recognition, it will once again be empowered and will become the FOUNDATION on which a better civilization can be built.
Youth for Human Rights International has taken the UDHR (Universal Declaration of Human Rights) and has made is very simple for us all to understand, our god born given rights. This amazing group has taken education to the next level with great videos, that explain OUR rights. Please feel free to view their website and watch their videos: YHRI Videos
“In small places, close to home and so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Chair of the United Nations Commission that wrote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.