The 6th December is World Human Rights day. The theme for this year is: Youth Standing up for Human Rights. Human rights is moral principles or norms that describe certain standards of human behaviour, and are regularly protected as legal rights in municipal and international law. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by The United Nations, signed in Paris on 10 December 1948, states there are 30 basic human rights that human beings are entitled to, to name a few: they are free and equal, no discrimination, right to democracy and right to education. Unfortunately, millions of people do not have these basic rights, which lead to poverty, injustice and a lack of education, amongst many other things.
The poem below reflects the feelings of a young person’s view on human rights.
The World We Live In…
Why all the fighting? Why all the hate? We’re all part of this world, It should be safe.
It should be a good background For our next generation. No one should judge Our color, language or religion.
As the Black eyed peas once sang “Where is the love”?, Black, white, yellow and red. We all have the same rights, Its better alive than in war and people dead.
We’re all part of this world, Together we shall stand. All should be standing tall and proud, Hand in hand.
By Jaedyn – room6.wordpress.com