"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. [...] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning any where. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Human Rights Day, 10 December commemorates the day General Assembly of the United Nation adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 2018, it marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (A document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being -- regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status).
This year United Nation advocates for everyone to stand up for their rights and freedom including right to education, a decent living, health care and a right to live free from any form of discrimination. The aim of the day is also to enlighten people about their rights that are the foundation of sustainable development and peaceful societies all around the world. As Eleanor Roosevelt mentioned, no matter how small or trivial it is and where we are, human rights matters to the ignored or oppressed citizen. Human right is one of a reflector of our modern developed societies.