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What is Human Rights Month?

Human Rights Month, observed annually in December, stands as a testament to the fundamental rights and freedoms every individual is inherently entitled to. This period commemorates Human Rights Day on December 10th, marking the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). In 2023, we honour the 75th anniversary of this milestone document that serves as a beacon for global equality and dignity.


First Lady and Chair of the UN Commission on Human Rights, Eleanor Roosevelt holds a print of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
First Lady and Chair of the UN Commission on Human Rights, Eleanor Roosevelt holds a print of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights encapsulates the inalienable rights to which every person is entitled, regardless of race, religion, nationality, gender, or any other distinction. It outlines the basic rights and freedoms that form the foundation of just and inclusive societies.


In celebration of this significant anniversary, our campaign, #75ReasonsWhy, invites individuals and organisations worldwide to articulate why human rights matter to them. Through this initiative, we aim to foster a collective dialogue, encouraging diverse voices to share personal stories, experiences, and perspectives on the importance of upholding human rights.


Engagement in the #75ReasonsWhy campaign is open to all. Individuals and organisations are encouraged to participate by utilising the hashtag on social media platforms, tagging our organisation in their posts, and contributing their unique reasons for advocating for human rights. Download our free social media assets to use across your channels.


By amplifying these shared reasons and experiences, we strive to highlight the multifaceted significance of human rights in different contexts and communities. The campaign aims not only to raise awareness but also to inspire collective action towards creating a world where human rights are universally respected and upheld.


As we commemorate Human Rights Month and the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, let us unite in reaffirming our commitment to human dignity, equality, and justice for all. Join us in the #75ReasonsWhy campaign, and together, let's pave the way for a future built on the principles of human rights.



This year we will be celebrating Human Rights Day with our Speak Truth To Power school network between 8th-11th December. If you'd like to find out more about our human rights education programme and how you can get your school involved email hello@rfkhumanrights.uk



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