History is riddled with accounts of people being abused and marginalized based on the color of their skin, their nationality, their religion or some other criteria.
In December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly put forth 30 articles that cover universal rights to education, freedom, health and more. These articles have served to help the United Nations protect people during times of war or dictatorship, and to promote the goal that people everywhere be allowed to live in freedom and safety.
During this busy holiday season, take a moment to reflect on how you can help the millions of people around the world who continue to suffer under oppression. By the end of the 21st Century, the celebration of Human Rights Month will reflect our success in ensuring freedom for all.