In 2011, people across the world took to the streets to voice their rights—from Tahrir Square to Arab Spring across the Middle East to Occupy Wall Street in the United States and Canada, it’s been an extraordinary year.
Earth Protect supports the definition of sustainability from our partner Earth Charter, which includes social justice, peace and relief from extreme poverty. That is to “promote the transition to a sustainable way of life founded on: respect and care for the community of life; ecological integrity; universal human rights; respect for diversity; economic justice; democracy; and a culture of peace.”
UN Human Rights Chief, Navi Pillay discusses human rights and the events of 2011 in this video. Human Rights Day is marked annually on 10 December, it commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in 1948. VIEW THE VIDEO
Take a look back at the influential human rights activists and revolutionaries and the many ‘firsts’ they were able to accomplish. VIEW THE VIDEO
South Africa observed Human Rights Day, 21 March 2011, under the theme, "Working together to protect human dignity for all". President Jacob Zuma presided over the ceremonies. VIEW THE VIDEO
FROM THE EARTHPROTECT BLOG ROLLS
Fair Trade Celebrates Human Rights Day on December 10th, 2011 READ THE ARTICLE
Council on Foreign Relations: Whatever Happened to “Human Rights?” READ THE ARTICLE
Human dignity: the foundation of human rights READ THE ARTICLE
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NATIONAL REGIFTING DAY
What’s slightly used and green all over?
A regift, of course!
While regifting may not quite yet be fully accepted, it’s on its way. Check out these statistics:
• 60% of people think regifting is becoming more acceptable
• 25% believe it’s becoming acceptable because it’s a way to save money at the holidays
• 14% believe it’s becoming acceptable because it’s a way to recycle
• 41% of regifts are given to coworkers and another 41% to family
• Remaining regifts went to teachers and significant others
• Less than 10% of people feel angry or hurt by a regift (of course, that’s of the people that know!)
Regifting Almost Gets This Man Out of Girlfriend Trouble