International Human Rights Day – important, as ever, in 2020

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. […] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

From our homes to yours, we would like to wish the friends and family of Watipa a happy and inspirational International Human Rights day today!

As we near the end of 2020, we are reminded of just how important these fundamental principles and freedoms are. The United Nations has put together a collection to honour the day, including a focus on the women who contributed and shaped the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Happy reading – happy day – and we salute the Watipa scholars who are leading small and large efforts to promote human rights in many different places around the world…

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