Human Rights Day December 10
Join us this Thursday, December 10, to celebrate Human Rights Day! Human Rights Day has been observed annually since 1948, when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a document that “proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being” - regardless of race, religion, sex, etc. Fun fact: The UDHR is available in more than 500 languages, making it the most translated document in the world!
This year’s Human Rights Day theme, “Recover Better - Stand Up for Human Rights” refers to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to ensure that human rights are essential to recovery efforts. The theme is similar to this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities theme, “Building back better: towards an inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 world by, for and with persons with disabilities.” The four main goals of Human Rights Day 2020 are: end discrimination of any kind, address inequalities, encourage participation and solidarity, and promote sustainable development. Here are some ways you can celebrate Human Rights Day.
Here at Accessible360, we want to highlight Human Rights Day as a day to pay extra attention to the importance of Equitable Access and inclusion, especially with the challenges of COVID-19. Our mission and vision of making the Internet accessible to all, as shown by our expert accessibility audits, is a first step toward achieving full inclusion.