Human rights are taken for granted by many individuals. The right to equality before the law, to a fair trial, to religion, and thought are all human rights. Human rights, as it is currently known worldwide, became established in 1948. The United Nations can be given credit for the creation of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This simple document has enabled people to have a chance to gain the opportunities that have never been offered to them. The end to slavery, genocide, or any other kind of oppression upon any person(s) - that is the purpose of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
For more information: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (from the United Nations website)
In 30 Words - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Amnesty International video)
Sadly, human rights are not enjoyed by everyone. Below is a video that will explain what is happening right now to the Bahá'ís in Iran.
Education Under Fire Trailer (3 min) from Education Under Fire on Vimeo.
We cannot stay silent.