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5 Ways to Support International Human Rights Day

December 10th is International Human Rights Day. It started on December 10, 1948, when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR was developed by representatives from all regions of the world and has been translated into 500 languages.

Internationally, December 10th is recognized and celebrated as Human Rights Day. What can you do to honor this day?


  • Educate Yourself: The UDHR states that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” Learn the rest by reading the full Declaration here.


  • Share This Year’s Theme: This year’s International Human Rights Day theme is “EQUALITY - Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights”. Celebrate EQUALITY on social media. Show your support by adding your photo to one of the filters here. Below is an example that we, at SME, will be using to show our solidarity.



  • Lead by Example: Act towards others “in a spirit of brotherhood”. One way to do this is by being kind to others and demonstrating your understanding and belief in Human Rights through your actions. Perhaps you can pay for a cup of coffee for a stranger. Why not ask a co-worker how they are doing?


  • Get Inspiration and see what others are doing: Visit StandUp4HumanRights.org to learn more about how you can take action to spread the word. Start with posting on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #Standup4humanrights. We’ve included some examples below of what others are doing that may help to conjure up ideas from your end.



  • Make a Plan: December 10th is International Human Rights Day but honoring Human Rights is something that needs to happen everyday and in all walks of life. Take the time now to make your personal plan to advance human rights every day. What can you do? One example is to volunteer your time or perhaps plan events to draw attention to supporting Human Rights.


Recognizing and understanding that all humans are equal in dignity and rights is a cornerstone to becoming an Inclusive Leader. Simone Morris Enterprises prides itself on creating more authentic inclusive leaders in the world. We can help to put you in the driver’s seat when it comes to inclusive leadership. Schedule a free conversation with Simone to begin the conversation.


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