On Dec. 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global definition of human rights. The document was written to promote the universal human right: to live and to do so peacefully. With versions available in more than 337 languages, the UDHR holds the record for the world's most translated document.
To celebrate Human Rights Day, our worldchanging allies at WITNESS -- who usually use video to document and expose human rights violations - are turning the camera around on themselves, friends and family to ask "What image opened your eyes to human rights?"
Head to their site to check out some of the footage they have collected so far or to leave your own thoughts. Check out past Worldchanging articles about WITNESS here and here.
New to the Human Rights movement? Learn how human rights have evolved over the last 100 years with this Human Rights timeline from YES! Magazine, or check out their abridged version of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights here.
Thanks for posting on this, Sarah.
We've had an overwhelming reaction to the question - and there are quite a few really quite affecting video responses:
- Warren Feek on the Mexico 68 Black Power salute
- Catalina Botero on the storming of the Colombian Palace of Justice
- Fackson Banda on the release of Nelson Mandela
and many many others at http://hub.witness.org/udhr60, where the conversation continues, we hope, involving the WorldChanging community...