skip to Main Content
  • “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” - Article 1, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” So says Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Or, to put it another way; we all have the same inalienable human rights. You, me, everyone – no exceptions.

Despite the beautiful promise of the Universal Declaration, the reality of daily life for many of us falls short. Around the world, people face violence, stigma and discrimination – based on the colour of their skin, because they live with a disability, because of their age, because of their gender, because of what they believe, or because they are gay, lesbian, bi, trans or intersex.

Enshrined in the Universal Declaration is a deeply held belief that a different world is possible. But it’s only possible if we all stand together. If each and every one of us insists that our freedom is bound together – that no one is free until we’re all free.

A free and equal world is possible. Help us spread the word!

Read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

UN Free & Equal is an initiative of the United Nations Human Rights Office.
© UN Free & Equal

Stand up for someone’s rights today. Support the #standup4humanrights campaign.

UN Free & Equal is an initiative of the United Nations Human Rights Office.
© UN Free & Equal

Stand up for someone’s rights today. Support the #standup4humanrights campaign.

×Close search
Search