Human Rights Day commemorates the day the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The UDHR is one of UN’s major achievements as well as the first enunciation of human rights across the world.
This year we mark the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and we celebrate the leadership role of children and youth in collective movements to promote and protect human rights. We continue to work for a world where justice and human rights support the dignity of all people.
Click here - NGO Prayer Network for December 2019.
Prayer prepared by Sr. Taskila Nicholas, Province of Central East India-Nepal
Extract from this prayer:
We gather this day because we know that the human rights of millions of people on our planet are denied every day. This denial of human rights results in acute poverty, abuse, violence and despair. We gather together to reflect on this reality and to be in solidarity with those who suffer. We gather so that we may move forward with hearts and minds focused on our work to bring justice for all.
We come together this day to celebrate our human rights in a spirit of hope, because we believe that hearts joined together for the cause of justice can make a difference in our world.