December 10 marks an important day in history. On this date in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly enacted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document that has since guided a wide range of policies and organizations throughout the world—including OneEighty.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights lists 30 basic rights that every human being should be able to enjoy, such as the right to marriage and family, freedom of thought and expression, the right to privacy, and even the right to find a safe place to live.
Human Rights Day commemorates the adoption of this important document, which strives to ensure that everyone—regardless of background—is treated with dignity and respect and has the opportunity to live a happy and fulfilling life.
Naturally, this commemoration does not ignore challenges that limit these freedoms for many people. At OneEighty, we’ve seen firsthand how domestic abuse can truly infringe on some of these basic human rights.
The good news, however, is that you’re never truly alone in your struggles to regain your rights. As you turn to resources that are available in your community, you can escape harmful situations so you can achieve a safer and brighter future. Let Human Rights Day be a reminder of what each of us should be able to enjoy, and that changing one’s circumstances is possible.