At The Little Market, our mission is to support dignified income opportunities for individuals in underserved communities all over the world. A core part of that mission is to raise awareness around human rights. Here on Cultural Exchange, we share avenues in which our readers can use their voices to uplift others. Today, we are recognizing Human Rights Day.
Recognized every year on Dec. 10, Human Rights Day commemorates the day the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. This groundbreaking, empowering document proclaims universal values and the rights that every human being has, no matter the race, color, religion, sex, language, opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, status, or background.
Human rights allow people to live with equality, justice, peace, dignity, freedom, security, and worth. The standards also address our basic and essential needs including food, shelter, and educational opportunities. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the most translated document in the world, with translations in more than 500 languages.
How We Can Help
Here are some ideas on how each of us can stand up for human rights.
1. Raise awareness in your community, whether hosting a local event or sharing on social media. Spread the world of the importance of equal human rights for all.
2. Start a conversation. Ask others in your community what human rights means to them.
3. Volunteer and give back to your community. Each of us can make a meaningful difference and impact.
4. Support human rights organizations. We are proud to partner with Human Rights Watch, which exposes human rights abuses around the world, secures justice, and advocates for equal human rights for everyone.
5. Learn about human rights, from why they are so important to issues and violations.
At The Little Market, we advocate for human rights for all and believe that everyone, regardless of background or identifiers, deserves the right to fair, living wages and dignified, sustainable work opportunities. We are grateful to work with artisan groups and social enterprises practicing fair trade principles around the globe.
Thank you for joining us in our mission and supporting human rights for all.