Although December is usually seen as a blissful, happy time thanks to the holidays that occur this month, the truth is that cruelty and hate never take a holiday. That’s why we are celebrating Universal Human Rights Month this December.
At Source Vitál, we believe that Kindness is Everything, and Diversity Makes Us Stronger. We, as a world, can do better, and it can start with each and every one of us! Read on to learn a little about this month and how you can celebrate.
What is Universal Human Rights Month?
Universal Human Rights Month is a time for people all around the world to join together and stand up for the rights and dignity of all individuals.
This month serves as a reminder that the United Nations General Assembly codified the basic human rights of every person back in 1948. Specifically, this is celebrated on Human Rights Day, December 10th.
It’s also a great time to reflect on the way we treat others, particularly in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. It’s also a time to come together to see what we can do in the fight for equality, whether it be gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation.
How Can You Get Involved?
Spread the Word
One of the easiest, most cost-effective things you can do is spread the word about Universal Human Rights Month! Yes, December is a month full of activities, parties, and gatherings, so what better time to share with friends and family? Still, think you’re too busy? Share on social media!
Read the full Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The last time you looked at this was probably in high school, so why not refresh your memory? It’s also translated into 500 languages, including sign language! There’s even an illustrated version to read with the youth in your life.
Volunteer or Donate
December is also an excellent month to pick up a few extra things for a homeless shelter or holiday food drive. You can also volunteer your time at a local soup kitchen or “adopt a family” for Christmas. If you can’t donate your time or goods, you can always donate monetarily to reputable organizations.