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Right to Life, Liberty, and Security of Person

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) contains 30 separate articles each addressing a specific right. This blog will focus on Article 3 which reads: “Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person.” Current events would make it seem like this right does not exist at all, especially for civilians in Ukraine. The truth is this human right belongs to everyone…

March 1st is Zero Discrimination Day

Zero Discrimination Day is a day that is observed annually on March 1st. This holiday was created by the United Nations in 2014 to promote equality throughout the world.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) contains 30 separate articles each addressing a specific right. Article 2 addresses zero discrimination and reads: “Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Act Towards One Another in a Spirit of Brotherhood

The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) contains 30 separate articles each addressing a specific right that we all have. Article 1 reads: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and in rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”
These are beautiful words and most people would probably agree that We should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Unfortunately, statistics show we are not doing so well in this regard.

Education is a Human Right

In 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming January 24 as International Day of Education. Education is essential for both lifting people out of poverty and unlocking each person’s full potential.

On this page you will find an example of the application of Article 19, “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression.”  You are not being asked to agree with what is written in the blog posts, just to consider the viewpoint and defend the right to say it.

 

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
– Evelyn Beatrice Hall expressing the thoughts of Voltaire

Freedom & Human Rights

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. The Philadelphia Anti-Trafficking Coalition defines Human Trafficking as the recruitment, transport, sale, or receipt of persons within or across national borders through force, fraud, or coercion to place the persons in slavery or slavery-like work conditions. Traffickers use violence, threats, blackmail, false promises, deception, manipulation, and debt bondage to trap vulnerable individuals in horrific situations.

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Strengthening Respect for Human Rights

Strengthening Respect for Human Rights

When the United Nations’ General Assembly first adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948, they called upon all member countries “to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded¹ principally in schools and other educational institutions without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories.” Yet one of the questions I hear most frequently in my human rights workshops is: “Why didn’t we ever learn this before?”

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What Does it Take to Live the Pledge?

What Does it Take to Live the Pledge?

Do you remember back in grade school when we started our day with the Pledge of Allegiance? With right hand over heart, we recited this pledge every day while admiring our Flag. I remember feeling very proud but not sure I truly understood what I was actually pledging OR, that someday it might take something more than words to fulfill the pledge–it might require action.

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Where Does Peace Begin?

Where Does Peace Begin?

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21st. The United Nations’ General Assembly declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. Is peace simply the absence of war and violence? Or, do each of us contribute to peace every day of our lives?

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We Touch the World and the World Touches Us

We Touch the World and the World Touches Us

Back in May 2020, I received a message on LinkedIn that seemed “out of the blue”. The message basically said, Hello! hope you are doing fine! It’s been a while! Crazy times we are in right now huh?!! Wow! I was talking with a colleague...

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How Much Are You Willing to Give for FREEDOM?

How Much Are You Willing to Give for FREEDOM?

On a walk this morning through my hometown, I passed by a Historic house that I’ve seen many times-- the George Taylor House, signer of the Declaration of Independence. This July 4th, 2020, made me wonder how much our Founding Fathers had...

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Business & Human Rights

Connecting Purpose, Profit and Culture, Part III

Connecting Purpose, Profit and Culture, Part III

Part III: Creating & Maintaining a Good Business Culture Isn’t Just Good for Business Businesses each have their own unique culture which contribute to the larger world culture. What kind of contribution is your business making? We...

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Connecting Purpose, Profit and Culture, Part II

Connecting Purpose, Profit and Culture, Part II

Bringing Businesses and Human Rights to Life Locally Eleanor Roosevelt, the primary architect and driving force behind the adoption of Universal Declaration of Human Rights, once said with great eloquence and truth: “Where, after all, do...

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Connecting Purpose, Profit, and Culture, Part I

Connecting Purpose, Profit, and Culture, Part I

Aligning Businesses with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights   Why Businesses Should Care and How They Might Benefit More and more studies show that doing good contributes to a company of any size doing well. Social...

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Health & Human Rights

The Right to Health and Well Being

The Right to Health and Well Being

There is so much packed in this particular UDHR Article that it is difficult to address all in a short blog. This blog will touch on pieces of the Right to Health. If we can agree that there are 3 parts to a human being–body, mind and spirit–then, in order to have true healthcare or healing, we would need to consider and address all the parts–the whole–in any medication, treatment or therapy prescribed.

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Are You Ready to Give Up on Being Healthy?

Are You Ready to Give Up on Being Healthy?

Let’s begin with the definition of the word ‘health’.  Merriam-Webster defines ‘health’ as the condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit; freedom from physical disease or pain; a condition in which someone or something is...

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UDHR Articles 

Right to Life, Liberty, and Security of Person

Right to Life, Liberty, and Security of Person

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) contains 30 separate articles each addressing a specific right. This blog will focus on Article 3 which reads: “Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person.”

Current events would make it seem like this right does not exist at all, especially for civilians in Ukraine. The truth is this human right belongs to everyone…

read more
March 1st is Zero Discrimination Day

March 1st is Zero Discrimination Day

Zero Discrimination Day is a day that is observed annually on March 1st. This holiday was created by the United Nations in 2014 to promote equality throughout the world.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) contains 30 separate articles each addressing a specific right. Article 2 addresses zero discrimination and reads: “Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

read more
Act Towards One Another in a Spirit of Brotherhood

Act Towards One Another in a Spirit of Brotherhood

The United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) contains 30 separate articles each addressing a specific right that we all have. Article 1 reads: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and in rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”
These are beautiful words and most people would probably agree that We should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Unfortunately, statistics show we are not doing so well in this regard.

read more
Education is a Human Right

Education is a Human Right

In 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming January 24 as International Day of Education. Education is essential for both lifting people out of poverty and unlocking each person’s full potential.

read more