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World Human Rights Day

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World Human Rights Day, 10 December 2016


"Stand Up for Someone's Rights Today."

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.

This year, Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone's rights! Disrespect for basic human rights continues to be wide-spread in all parts of the globe. It starts with each of us. Step forward and defend the rights of a refugee or migrant, a person with disabilities, an LGBT person, a woman, a child, indigenous peoples, a minority group, or anyone else at risk of discrimination or violence.

For more information, video, promotional resources and activities, go to:  

The WFOT Resource Centre offers the following resources:

WFOT Position Statements:

• Human Displacement revised (2014)

• Human Rights (2006)

• Position Statement with Canadian Enablement Model

• Diversity and Culture (2010)

International Advisory Group: Human Rights Educating Occupational Therapists – Poster

IAG: HR Workshop Template Awareness Raising 2010

Workshop Template Implementing WFOT Position Paper HR Awareness Powerpoint