Human Rights Day – Recover Better Together


The year 2020 is coming to an end, I am sure many of us are ready. However, just before we end this crazy year, let us observe and participate in Human Rights Day. Yes, on December 10th, Thursday, let us all participate and learn more about Human Rights Day.

Curious how one celebrates Human Rights Day? Not sure what Human Rights Day is? Don’t worry, this article is here to help you. Once you are done with this article, you will be able to participate in this year’s Human Rights Day and the ones that come years after. Without further ado, let’s get started and learn more about Human Rights Day.

What is Human Rights Day?

The United Nations have designated December 10th of every year to be Human Rights Day. This day was adopted from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The goal of Human Rights Day is to acknowledge the wrongdoing, and fix it. To realize all the inhumane activities that are happening, shine a light on them, and get everyone together to fight the injustice, to do better.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

For those of you not sure what Universal Declaration of Human Rights, don’t worry, here is a quick rundown for you! The Universal Declaration of Human Rights or UDHR is “a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or another status. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world.”
Thus everyone is entitled to these human rights, which unfortunately is often forgotten or taken advantage of. So, on this day, we shine the light on such issues and do better! We remind people that everyone is equal and deserves to be treated the same with equality.

Present Issues

Human Rights Day 2020

United Nations

With the COVID-19 pandemic going on around the world right now, the news or awareness is often drawn away from human rights issues. There are many human rights issues happening on a daily basis that get brushed over. In addition, due to the pandemic, poverty and unemployment raised significantly, causing more harm than good. Many people are deprived of their basic human rights as the pandemic gets worse. Thus making this year Human Rights Day even more important, we need to acknowledge the failures and issues that are occurring right now and fix it. Every one deserved to have their basic human rights met, and right now, many of us are not.

2020 Human Rights Day

As mentioned above, COVID-19 pandemic has many things significantly harder for many people. This year’s Human Rights Day’s theme is “Recover Better”. Where in all the chaoticness, prison works, labor camps, slaving work and many other injustices are still happening. It is important that we acknowledge such issues exist and that we need to be better as a planet. That includes standing up for those that can’t do, standing up for ourselves, standing up for those that are targeted and discriminated against. This December 10th “is an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of human rights in re-building the world we want, the need for global solidarity as well as our interconnectedness and shared humanity.”

Moving Forward

Although there is a pandemic going on, people are not stopping. There are still thousands of people fighting for their basic human rights, and on this day, Human Rights Day. We applaud them, support them, and of course, join them in fighting against inequalities and discrimination. Especially with the youth standing up for racism, injustice, police brutality, LGBTQ+ rights, we can definitely recover better. Thank you for all the hard work and continue to stand up for those that can’t, let us continue to fight against equalities and move forward for a brighter future.

Let’s celebrate Human Rights Day

Together we support and participate Human Rights Day
It is important that we understand the severity of the injustices that are happening around the world. We need to stand up for those that can’t and fight for equality, against discrimination, and for universal human rights. On December 10th, Human Rights Day, we will together acknowledge the wrongdoing and do better, and recover better and stronger!!

I hope you are as worked up as I am when I am writing this article. I hope this article will inspire you to do some research and digging before Human Rights Day and make a difference on December 10th. At ethical choice, we stand by Universal Declaration of Human Rights and we will continue to share more about ethical choice for the planet, the society, and the people.

“Human Rights Day.” United Nations. Web. 04 Dec. 2020.
Author: Monica Chang
On my own ethical journey since 2010. Always happy to learn more!