10 December is International Human Rights Day and it marks the anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.  Since its adoption in 1948, the Declaration has been and continues to be a source of inspiration for national and international efforts to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms.  Despite this, human rights are still violated throughout the world today.

On International Human Rights Day, you can use HMD resources to read the eyewitness accounts of those who have had their human rights taken away.  Life stories from survivors of genocide can teach us what the terrible consequences can be when this happens.

Holocaust Memorial Day urges all of us to remember the experiences of those people who have had their rights removed, and to work together to create a safer, better future which respects the human rights of all of our diverse communities. 

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