“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood” is the very first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and surely one of the most famous sentences in the world. On the 71st celebration of World Human Rights Day, youth is being honoured! Discover how essential is youth empowerment for a greater respect of human rights!
A world day with a very specific meaning
Every December 10, World Human Rights Day is celebrated around the world to honour the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. An essential declaration in the history of humankind, drawn up by people of all origins and backgrounds and translated into more than 500 languages, which lists the fundamental rights of each individual without distinction. This World Day has a special meaning because it allows to raise awareness of the necessity of respecting these rights in a context where many inequalities persist in the world.
Young people, the world of tomorrow
This 2019 World Day celebrates youth with the following theme: “Youth standing up for Human Rights”. The goal? Recognise and value the contribution of the youngest in the fight for the respect of our fundamental rights. Youth is synonymous with future. Young people are those who will shape the world of tomorrow and it is therefore necessary to ensure that human rights are respected for a fairer future.
More and more young people are standing up to provide a better access to education, to fight against climate change, to take part in decision-making, to promote respect, tolerance, to get rid of any forms of discrimination and to achieve gender equality. The most famous of them are Malala Yousafzai, Greta Thunberg, Alec Loorz, Aryana Johar, Timoci Naulusala, or Yusra Mardini… youngers aged from 12 to 22 in the spotlight for their public speaking and involvement in several of these causes.
According to the UN, “there are more adolescents and young adults alive today than at any other time in human history”. It is therefore essential to ensure that young people’s rights are respected and to support those who are raising their voices to defend a cause that concerns us all!
On this International Day, I call on everyone to support and protect young people who are standing up for humans rights. - António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Making Children Smile, educating smiles
At Moneytrans, respect and tolerance are two of our core values. That is why we are carrying out the Making People Smile project which is composed of various initiatives aimed at favouring education of children around the world, at promoting women empowerment and at encouraging the integration of migrants as well as multiculturalism.
We also believe that education is the best way to overcome the inequalities that persist between young people. Therefore, one of our initiatives is entirely dedicated to education: Making Children Smile! Thanks to this project, we were able to help finance a school in the Democratic Republic of the Congo or to support Save the Children’s UNIDOS program that is working to fight against child poverty. Recently, we also have signed a new collaboration agreement with Málaga Acoge, an association which works with migrants including young migrants to promote their professional integration and academic success!
At Moneytrans, we believe that solidarity and tolerance are the keys to respecting our fundamental rights. Today, more than ever, we want to reaffirm our commitment and keep working for causes that matter to us. JOIN OUR CHALLENGES!