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International Human Rights Day

International Human Rights Day

2020 Theme: Recover Better - Stand Up for Human Rights

Recover Better - Stand up for human rights - Human Rights Day 2020

From the UN Human Rights Day website:

Human Rights must be at the centre of the post COVID-19 world

The COVID-19 crisis has been fuelled by deepening poverty, rising inequalities, structural and entrenched discrimination and other gaps in human rights protection. Only measures to close these gaps and advance human rights can ensure we fully recover and build back a world that is better, more resilient, just, and sustainable.

  • End discrimination of any kind: Structural discrimination and racism have fuelled the COVID-19 crisis. Equality and non-discrimination are core requirements for a post-COVID world.

  • Address inequalities: To recover from the crisis, we must also address the inequality pandemic. For that, we need to promote and protect economic, social, and cultural rights. We need a new social contract for a new era.

  • Encourage participation and solidarity: We are all in this together. From individuals to governments, from civil society and grass-roots communities to the private sector, everyone has a role in building a post-COVID world that is better for present and future generations. We need to ensure the voices of the most affected and vulnerable inform the recovery efforts.

  • Promote sustainable development: We need sustainable development for people and planet. Human rights, the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement are the cornerstone of a recovery that leaves no one behind.


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Streaming Videos

UN 1: The UN and Human Rights

This program looks at United Nations' operations in Bosnia, Somalia and El Salvador to examine the status of the human rights mandate on the United Nations. Charlayne Hunter-Gault also has an exclusive interview with Kofi Annan, who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1997 to 2006, and also was a co-recipient of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize along with the United Nations. Plus, we see a report on human rights activists and the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.

 


Human Rights Leaders

They have made a difference and revolutionized the world. They come from all walks of life and from all corners of the globe. These remarkable individuals have pioneered, developed and forever improved their industry and the world in which we live. Engaging and relevant, these individuals will change the way you view the world, and remind you that it only takes one person to make a difference.


On Putin's Blacklist: Human Rights at Risk in Putin's Russia

The first step in Russia's new Cold War with America began with the banning of the adoption of Russian orphans by US citizens. Soon this adoption ban was expanded to all countries that allow same-sex unions and formally combined the Kremlin's anti-adoption campaign with anti-LGBT measures. The next victims of Putins' anti-western rhetoric were the NGOs and Human Rights Groups, followed by Russian opposition.

Anyone on Putin's Blacklist is labeled as a foreign agent controlled by Western intelligence agencies with the aim of destroying Russia. This ripped-from-the-headlines documentary risks raising the ire of a major world leader by exploring exactly who and what are On Putin's Blacklist.


Motley's Law: An American Lawyer Fighting for Human Rights in Afghanistan

Kimberley Motley left her husband and three kids in the US in order to work as a defence lawyer in Kabul, Afghanistan. Today she is the first and only foreign lawyer who litigates in Afghanistan's courts. For over five years now, human rights cases and troubled expats have motivated her to stay, but personal threats and general conditions in the country, make it harder and harder for Kimberly to continue her work.


Badass Beauty Queen: Fighting For Human Rights in China

The story behind Miss World contestant Anastasia Lin, using her beauty and brass to stand up against an oppressive juggernaut-- the Chinese communist government. Drama, danger and fear follow Anastasia as she becomes the darling of the human rights community, traveling the globe to bring the world's attention to an increasing list of China's atrocities, including the persecution of prisoners of conscience and live forced organ harvesting.


God's Will (Allah Tantou): Human Rights Abuses in Africa

Old home movies, newsreels and a prison diary are interwoven to link personal and public history in this assessment of human rights abuses in Guinea-Conakry. ALLAH TANTOU is the first African film to confront the immense personal and political costs of the widespread human rights abuses on the continent. It follows filmmaker David Achkar's search for his father, his father's search for himself inside a Guinean prison and Africa's search for a new beginning amid the disillusionment of the post-independence era. One of the most courageous and controversial films of recent years, Allah Tantou speaks in an unabashedly personal voice not often heard in African cinema.