Why We Need Human Rights
Dignity and respect
Ignoring the rights of human beings has caused acts of hatred that have shocked and saddened the people of the world, and we all want to live in a world where people can speak freely what they believe, and where no one is poor or afraid.
Respect for the equal importance of every human being is the only way the world will have freedom, justice and peace.
Legal protection of rights
It is important that the laws should protect all people, so that no one is
forced to rebel against cruelty.
Understanding human rights
All member countries of the United Nations have promised to work together to respect human rights and freedoms. All countries need to have the same understanding of these human rights and freedoms.
Teaching and education
This Universal Declaration of Human Rights should be understood, remembered and followed, always and forever by the people, societies and governments of the world of the world. They should all teach respect for these rights and freedoms. They should do everything possible to ensure they are honoured by all the countries of the United Nations and by all the people living in these countries. This means human rights should be taught in all schools everywhere.
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