Where, after all, do Human Rights begin?

In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps 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 seek 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

To know your Human Rights please visit the amazing United Nations website at www.un.org. Choose the language you prefer – then documents – then Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


As long as poverty, injustice, and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.
– Nelson Mandela