On Saturday (10 Dec) all around the world, people will be celebrating Human Rights Day, and this year especially the importance of social media in our daily struggle for those rights. The Tunisian Revolution is now forever linked with the importance that social media can play in advocating for change, and we could all watch it happen.
Social media has made it easier for us to realize that human rights are being violated every hour of every day, which in turn has led more and more people to activally get involved. Trough outlets such as blogs, Twitter and Facebook, activists have the chance to mobilize for protesting and to get their message out to the whole world that they are fighting for change.
If there is one thing that we must be able to agree on, it should be every person’s undeniable right to live a full life. Human Rights belong to all of us; Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status (Article 2).
So when those rights are being denied, we can no longer say that it’s happening too far away for us to take a stand. Whether it’s happening where you live or on the other side of the world, today we have every opportunity to make a difference.
Learn more about Human Rights:
- The High Commissioner for Human Rights will host a global conversation on human rights through social media on Friday, 9 Dec at 9:30 a.m. New York time.
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