What’s What Wednesday – Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The month of December celebrates National Human Rights Month. This month is dedicated to standing up for equality, justice and human dignity, and is celebrated worldwide. This major accomplishment has only been celebrated for 70 years. This day reflects on the rights we have as humans, which are not dependent on race, religion, sex, political affiliation, origin, or status. National Human Rights Month wants to celebrate the rights we have and strives to create an understanding that although we may be different we all have the same rights as humans.
Here are somethings that you can do to celebrate Human Rights Month:
- Use the hashtag #StandUp4HumanRights on all social media platforms. It can be a picture of yourself, or an action you are doing that celebrates your rights.
- Volunteer at an agency that promotes the wellbeing of others. For example, you can volunteer to be a Guardian ad Litem to advocate for children or the SWFL Regional Human Trafficking Coalition to help fight against slavery.
- You can contact the Florida Commission on Human Relations, which is a state agency that enforces the state’s civil rights laws. It is against Florida law to discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or familial status. If you see something or something is done to you that goes against the above stated Florida law you can file a complaint which will be investigated and resolved.