December is Universal Human Rights Month where people around the world join together and stand up for the rights and dignity of all individuals.
Human Rights Day is celebrated worldwide every year on December 10.
It is celebrated on this day because this is when the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
High-level political conferences and meetings usually take place to mark the day as well as cultural events and exhibitions dealing with human rights issues.
December 10 marks the sixth flashpoints conference held by Nottingham Law School’s Centre for Rights and Justice.
The conference is a place to explore themes relating to the field of Law, Human Rights and Religion, igniting important debates amongst the attendees.
“we help transform societies to create a safer, more just world.”
Amnesty International uk
There are many human rights charities working all year round to protect and raise awareness for human rights as well as fight against human rights abuses.
Nottingham Amnesty International is a charitable organisation consisting of “ordinary people standing up for humanity and human rights”.
Amnesty International UK say: “We investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilise the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world.”
To raise awareness for human rights they hold ‘Write for Rights’ events where they come together and write messages of support to people around the world who have suffered injustice.
Save the Children is one of the biggest and most well-known human rights charities which works in over 120 countries around the world to protect and advance children’s rights in some of the most disadvantaged communities.
One of the ways in which Save the Children UK raise awareness for children’s human rights is through their annual Christmas Jumper Day on December 10.
To mark ten years of #ChristmasJumperDay, a host of our celebrity supporters have teamed up with their children aged two to 17, to create a photo series to encourage the nation to make the world better with a sweater next Friday. 📸@DailyMirror https://t.co/2wMK0qFAZT
— Save the Children UK (@savechildrenuk) December 2, 2021
Over £27 million has been raised through Christmas Jumper Day since it launched in 2012.
Charities and events held in December continue to highlight the importance in fighting for human rights, hoping to one day end the fight all together.
If you are interested in the December 10 conference please see https://www.ntu.ac.uk/research/groups-and-centres/centres/centre-for-rights-and-justice for more information on how to get involved.
Other human rights charities to follow:
- Women for Women International
- Human Rights First
- Migrant Voice
- Child Rights and You
- Anti Slavery International