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December 11, 2017

Human Rights Day – December 10th

CEIU observes Human Rights Day every year on December 10th, as we commemorate the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Accordingly, on December 10th we reflect on human rights in Canada and around the world.

Human Rights Day is a call to everyone to stand up for one’s rights and that of every concerned citizen. It is sad when a person in political power like the President south of the border, has shown disdain for all Equity groups in particular women, people of color, people with disabilities and has attempted to intimidate critics.

When human rights are not well known and understood, abuses such as discrimination, intolerance, injustice and oppression can unfortunately arise. From a Human Rights perspective, every person has the right to respect, dignity and equality and the right to not be discriminated in their communities, workplaces and union. Human rights are universal.

We need to continue our focus on how to eliminate unjust harassment of the innocent and one way to pursue this endeavour is by virtue of getting engaged.

”Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. 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

In solidarity,

Sebastian Rodrigues,
CEIU NVP Human Rights &
Chair of CEIU National HR/RR Committee

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