When we think of the month of December, there can be many things that come to mind, including cold weather, the spirit of giving, family, and more! It might surprise you, then, that December is also an important month for another reason: it is officially Universal Human Rights Month!
The Declaration of Human Rights outlines thirty inalienable rights that every person has, regardless of who they are and where they live. You can find a list of these rights broken down at the website of the Hague Peace Projects, an organization that accumulates information about worldwide conflicts and encourages the sharing of different perspectives through dialogue to achieve peace.
When you think about family this month, consider also your family of other humans! When we learn about other people and the rights that we all share regardless of our differences, we encourage empathy, equality, and justice, which are necessary for living a life of joy and safety.
Did you know?
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the most translated document in the world, and is available in more than 500 languages.