Today is International Human Rights Day 2009
by Danny Fisher
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.