“Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All”
On 10 December 2023, the world commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This historic document upholds the inherent rights to which every individual is entitled as a human being – regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status.
Human rights violations have far-reaching consequences across borders and generations. Over the past 75 years since the UDHR’s proclamation, significant strides have been made in advancing human rights. However, progress does not mean the fight for rights and equality ever ends.
The theme for this year is “Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All”.
As the world faces challenges new and ongoing; pandemics, conflicts, inequalities, racism, climate change, the values, and rights enshrined in the UDHR provide guideposts for our collective actions that do not leave anyone behind.
ILC actively contributes to the advancement of human rights by providing free legal services to members of our community. We strive to empower individuals to realise their legal rights, with a particular focus on those experiencing social and economic disadvantages in the Illawarra and surrounding areas.
By acknowledging this significant day, we underscore the importance of promoting initiatives to address issues such as exclusion, gender equity, homelessness, poverty and justice for all.
We need to stand up for our rights and those of others. We all have a role to play.
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