Remembering Our Rights on Human Rights Day

When the United Nations formed, one of its first significant achievements was the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is celebrated every year on December 10th.

 

Representatives from different cultures around the globe came together to write this important document, which includes 30 articles that discuss specific human rights. The whole document speaks of universal values for all peoples and nations.
 

Some of those values include the right to:

  • equality
  • life, liberty, personal security
  • be considered innocent until proven guilty
  • marriage and family
  • own property
  • rest and leisure
  • education

Freedom from:

  • discrimination
  • slavery
  • arbitrary arrest and exile
  • state or personal interference

Freedom to:

  • have beliefs and religion
  • have their own opinion

At Flatrock, our residents are some of the community’s most vulnerable members and we always advocate for their rights and empowerment to the fullest possible extent.