Every human being has human rights.
They are entitled to every human being. Human rights exist to ensure that everyone can live well, in freedom and in safety. They were defined in a total of 30 articles by the United Nations in the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”.
Human rights apply anytime and anywhere.
It is the responsibility of every country to respect, guarantee and protect them. This includes, for example, that everyone has access to food and health care, that all children are able to attend school, that there is a legal system and police protection.
However, human rights are still being violated all over the world. That is why the demand for the compliance with human rights is always relevant and necessary. In addition to countries or organized groups, every single person can do something for human rights. Only if all of us respect them, people will be better or well in the end. For this reason, more people should know about human rights.
Those who know their rights are able to exercise them, to advocate on their behalf, and to support others who are unable to enjoy their human rights. In every country, in every city, in everyday life, at work, in the family, among friends, when dealing with people you don’t know.
Where in everyday life do we encounter human rights?
A few examples:
If you are participating in a demonstration. You have the right to assemble with others. (Article 20)
If you cannot visit all public places in the city using a wheelchair. No one shall be discriminated (against). (Article 2)
If you send mail, no one can just open it and read it. Your privacy is a human right. (Article 12)
If you fall in love, no matter the person. You have the right to choose freely who you want to be with. (Article 16)
Downloads: Universal Declaration of Human Rights (all 30 articles) ➔