December 10: Human Rights Day

December 10, 2014 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.

Via The Guardian:
Today is Human Rights Day and the press freedom watchdog, the International Press Institute (IPI), is marking it with a message and a short film, called My Voice.
It features the award-winning humanitarian photojournalist Giles Duley who explains his work in documenting post-conflict communities, to portray what he calls “the legacy of war.”

Related Exhibition: People Get Ready: The Struggle for Human Rights

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