In congratulating Bhutan’s Parliament for decriminalizing SOGI today, we call on all Nations who house draconian Colonial laws to do the same…
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a milestone document in the history of human rights, drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out the fundamental human rights, for all, which must be universally protected.
As we celebrate our universal rights as humans, this year 2020, we find ourselves calling out significant abuses, and at AHRC we have chosen the following 2 issues which fly in the face of our basic human rights. In doing so we encourage you to reflect, and call out the issues that are most important to you on this day:
ELITISM IN HEALTH CARE –
When a vaccine fails to reach every human, equally, on every continent
When so-called ‘celebrities’ receive priority access to treatment
When hospitals are filled with those who have been reckless at the expense of those who have not …the list goes on….
CRIMINALIZATION OF SEXUALITY & GENDER IDENTITY
When every human has a right to their innate “human-being-ness” – to their essence, to who they are – that which should never be judged, nor denied, nor weaponized in the name of religion or otherwise… LGBTI people should not be criminalized for who we are – the persecution and resulting suffering must be called out!
OUR CALL: In congratulating Bhutan’s Parliament for decriminalizing SOGI today, we call on all Nations who house draconian Colonial laws to do the same…
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With many thanks for your ongoing support
By Melanie Nathan
African Human Rights Coalition
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