The first Human Rights Week is from Monday 4 to Sunday 10 December 2017.
The theme for Human Rights Week 2017 is ‘Human rights start with you’. It’s a simple but important message – each of us has a part to play in ensuring the principles of freedom, respect, equality and dignity are alive in our workplaces, schools, communities, even among our friends and families.
International Human Rights Day is observed on 10 December every year. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
It’s about recognising the fact that we all have rights, but we also have a responsibility to stand up for and respect the rights of others.
You can take part in a number of ways:
- Celebrate Human Rights Week with an event and list it on the events calendar
- Enter the essay competition for students in years 10 and 11 with prizes for the top three entries
- Come along to the Human Rights Oration at Fed Square (or organise a screening) on 8 Dec
- Get busy on social media!
- Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission
- Date published:
- Wed 25th Oct, 2017