fredag 4 december 2009

Mosquito Tactics Film! 10th December, 12:00 GMT

In just a few days the Mosquito Tactics film will be launched on this blog. We have chosen the 10th of December
(12:00 GMT) as it is the United Nations Human Rights Day:

10 December 2009 -- On this day in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which has become a universal standard for
defending and promoting human rights. Every year on 10 December, Human Rights Day marks the adoption of the Universal Declaration. It is celebrated around the globe that "All human beings are born with equal and inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms".Human Rights Day 2009 is focused on non-discrimination. "All human beings are born free
and equal in dignity and rights". These first few famous words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights established 60 years ago the basic premise of international human rights law. Yet today, the fight against discrimination remains a daily struggle for millions around the globe. The realisation of all human rights - social, economic and cultural rights as well as civil and political rights – is hampered by discrimination. All too often, when faced with prejudice and discrimination, political leaders , governments and ordinary citizens are silent or complacent.
Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

This is why this day is suitable to launch the Mosquito Tactics Film as its main purpose is to empower people to use human rights.

"More of us need to pay attention to the UN’s 30 Articles included in the declaration, and to critically examine our communities in the context of human rights. A person who strives for positive peace must therefore critically examine the society in
which he or she lives."
Mosquito Tactics, page 41

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