American Red Cross
Today, December 10, is Human Rights Day. We, at the American Red Cross, ask individuals to remember all of those affected by the disregard for human rights.
The disrespect for basic human rights can occur in everything from child labor to the denial of water. The denial of such rights occurs all over the world, even in some locations within the United States. An alarming rate of reported abuses has risen throughout the world.
The United Nations created The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in order to protect all individuals from such injustices. The Declaration states that all humans are born equal and, therefore, deserve to receive the same basic human rights. Countries such as the United States and organizations such as the Red Cross work to uphold the Declaration in order to alleviate any suffering around the world.
“Human Rights provide a foundation for building a just and peaceful world.”
One of the ways The American Red Cross works to stop such justices is through education. One such class is held at the Capital Area Chapter and is the International Humanitarian Law Class. The IHL Course is:
■A one day class
■Lasts about 4 hours
■Is held in an intimate setting at the Capital Area Chapter with 20 or less participants
■Instructs students on what International Humanitarian Law is, the history behind it, and why someone should be involved.
If you are interested in taking the course, please contact the Capital Area Chapter for more information. Finally, please remember to take a moment to think of those affect by the absence of Human Rights and please join us to work to stop such injustices.