International Human Rights Day: For Greater Equality 

Today, December 10,  is  the International Human Rights Day. On this day we celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that was adopted 73 years ago, on the 10th of December 1948.

As a response to World War II and the human rights violations which it caused, the declaration was drafted with the ambition to protect every individual’s rights.  More about human rights

This year, the theme is equality. How do we reduce inequalities and promote human rights implementation?

According to Article 1 of the UDHR “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”, but how do we encourage a systemic human-rights based approach?

Covid-19 and Human Rights

In times of crisis such as the current Covid-19 pandemic, striving to ensure that all citizens enjoy equal rights, such as equal access to healthcare, education and public space is ever more important.

In this short video message, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres shares a few insights into how current crises led to an increase in exclusion and discrimination. But, he also underlines that there is hope. We can choose a different path and rebuild trust, confidence and allow every person to live a life of dignity.

During the past year, we have hosted a number of webinars highlighting the effects of the pandemic on human rights. Read more and check out our video recordings:

Key take aways and recording from webinar on: Vulnerabilities and inequality [recording] 


Inequality is a Human Rights Issue — panel discussion from Almedalen online 2021 [recording]  


Poverty, Human Rights and Inequality [recording]  


  How Human Rights Can Contribute to Building Forward Fairer [recording] 


Read more: Martha F. Davis on The Threat of Inequality [blog post] 

Don’t miss: Our Book on Covid-19 and Human Rights. Director Morten Kjaerum presents [About the book] 


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