Ideas for Observing Human Rights Day

The month of December is Universal Human Rights Month — meant to commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948. At OneEighty, we strongly believe in the goals outlined by this document — that all people should have equal worth and rights, regardless of their backgrounds. There are many ways you can get involved right here in Ohio.

Easy Ways to Get Involved

You can make Universal Human Rights Month part of your December by small, daily actions. Learning more about human rights and equality can help you treat others with kindness and respect. This way, you’ll be incorporating the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in your daily life.

You can also help through volunteer work. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities right here with OneEighty! Many other organizations also help advocate for human rights in Ohio and around the world — donations of money or time can help support these important causes.

Help Spread the Word

Social media provides a great opportunity to spread the word about Universal Human Rights Month. Sharing information about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and using hashtags like #StandUp4HumanRights or #UniversalHumanRights can help others learn about important issues facing our world today.

Even in Ohio, there are many people who face discrimination because of their background. Whether you’re working with a local organization like OneEighty or trying to help an international cause, following the ideals of Universal Human Rights Month is a great way to help make our world a better place.