Day 16: Human Rights Day

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Everything we do at Zonta International is because we envision a world in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights. Through our international service and education programs, our clubs’ service projects and our advocacy actions at the national and local levels, Zontians are committed to equality, justice and human dignity.

Each year, Human Rights Day is observed on 10 December to commemorate the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. According to the UN, “This Human Rights Day kicks off a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which every human being is inherently entitled to—regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.”

Click here to read more from President Sonja Hönig Schough.

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