Did you know that December is Universal Human Rights Month? This month is a reminder that the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) codified the basic human rights of every person. It’s also a time to reflect on the way we treat others, and to do what we can in the fight for equality, especially in a time when topics such as systemic racism are widely being addressed.
On December 10, 1948, the UNGA outlined the basic rights and fundamental freedoms to which we're entitled . On December 4, 1950, the UNGA expanded its role by inviting all member states and other interested organizations to celebrate Human Rights Day. Human Rights Week began on December 9, 2001, under President George W. Bush, and is now considered a yearly month-long awareness event.