What Are Human Rights?
Human rights are the rights and freedoms that we all have.
- Some human rights are based on our physical needs.
The right to life, food and shelter.
- Other Human rights to protect us.
The right to be free form tocture, cruel treatment and abuse
- Human rights are also there to ensure we develop to our fullest potential
The right to education to work to particapate in the community
Everybody has human rights. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from, what language you speak or what religion you belong to. You have a duty to respect yours. Nobody can take you rights.
Why do Human Rights Matter to me?
- 1 child in 3 is poor
- 1 child in 7 does not have a proper home
- 1 child in 4 is phyiscally abused
It is vital that all young people know their rights.
Where do rights come from?
Human rights are based on the values of:
Human rights were offically recoginsed as values by the world when the United Nations was setup.
What is the United Nations?
The united Nations (UN) is an international organisation that was established in 1945, the year the second world war ended.
Its founders hoped it would be able to prevent catastrosphes like the Holocaust from ahppening in the future.
So promoting huam rights became an aim of the UN, along with maintaining international peace and reducing poverty.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The united nations Universal Declaration of Human rights (UDHR) is the most famoue human rihts agreement in the world. IT cotains 30 human rights.
According to the UDHR, you have the right to:
Who wrote the UDHR?
The people who wrote the UDHR came from: Australia, Chile, China, France, Lebanon, the former Soviet Union, and the UK and the US.