What Are Human Rights?
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”
(Article 1, Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
Human rights belong to every person in the world without distinction of any kind.
They do not depend on where you born or where you live.
They do not depend on one’s nationality; one’s ethnic, social or national origin; or the colour of one’s skin.
They do not depend on one’s religion or language.
They do not depend on one’s sex or the gender you identify with.
They do not depend on one’s political or other opinion.
They do not depend on any other status.
Every human being is equally entitled to ALL of their human rights.
Although this seems simple in theory, in practice human rights are much more complex.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights provides further information on human rights in an international scope.
To learn more about human rights on a national level, check out the links below!
Visit the Manitoba Human Rights Commission’s website to learn more about human rights in our province.
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is a space to learn about human rights and engage in critical discussions.