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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.