Blog Action Day and The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Something I didn’t know is that October 16th is Blog Action Day, an annual event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers by posting about the same issue, on the same day, in order to raise awareness and trigger a positive global discussion around an important issue.

This year, the subject is Human Rights and the ever-reliable Zen Pencils (from which I heard about the event) has a superb infographic which you can see below. But do head over to Zen Pencils to see the image in all it’s glory and then go read the original.

As it’s name suggests, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights seeks to establish a common standard of rights which apply to all. It is aspirational, achievable and something we should all keep in mind. All too often, we allow majorities to cite an array of ever more desperate excuses to trample over the rights of minorities. What the Universal Declaration of Human Rights should remind us is that not one of these excuses is ever valid.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights from Zen Pencils