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A Guide for Community Action for the Tenth Anniversary

of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home -- so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world. 

Yet they are the world of the individual person: the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. 

Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. 

Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. 

Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”


Eleanor Roosevelt March 27, 1958 United Nations, New York






Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate  for

their health and well-being, including food, clothing, housing

and medical care and necessary social services, and the right

to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, 

old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control. 

 motherhood andchildhood are entitled to

special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or

              out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.               



World Health Organization (WHO)Definition of Health Link


WHO Linkages Between Health and Human Rights 


Pyaneandee, C. (2019). International Disability Law: 

A Practical Approach to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 

London and New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group



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