On this Human Rights Day, we continue our journey fighting against, and recuperating from the impacts of COVID-19. Seventy three years ago today The United Nations General Assembly first adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948. This became an immense milestone in the fight for human rights- as it was an official proclamation of certain unalienable rights that every human is born with regardless of sex, race, color, religion, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. The articles set up a foundation for human rights to be obtained universally, and has consequently been widely recognized for having inspired the adoption of many more human rights treaties.
Equity for Children works to ensure that the human rights of children are protected, and advocated for, worldwide. Despite being members of the community that are equally impacted by the socio-economic, and political climate of the times, there exists stigmas and restrictions which hinder healthy verbalization and communication with children and adolescents, consequently preventing them from being able to defend or advocate for their own human rights in such an adult centric society. Equity for Children, forms part of a community that strives to center children’s rights as the focal point in this conversation and to advocate and demand for the implementation of the proclamations made in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Let us stand in solidarity with children and adolescents who have been affected by the blatant disregard of their rights and have suffered as a result of our current negligent system, and extend a hand to help. On a day as important as today, let us reflect on how we can better work as a community to guide and aid children as they begin to learn and interact with their surrounding environments. Join Equity for Children in demanding, advocating, and working to protect children’s rights as we continue to work through such harsh and uncertain times.