Today is International Human Rights Day 2009

Today is International Human Rights Day 2009.  The special focus this year is on discrimination.  The United Nations writes about this theme:

The realisation of all human rights – social, economic and cultural as well as civil and political rights – is hampered by discrimination. All too often, when faced with prejudice and discrimination, political leaders, governments and ordinary citizens are silent or complacent.

Yet everyone of us can make a difference. You are encouraged to celebrate Human Rights Day by advocating non-discrimination, organizing activities, raising awareness and reaching out to your local communities on 10 December and beyond.

Visit Human Rights Now – The Amnesty International USA Web Log for more about what you can do to help.

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