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International Human Rights Day
Every December 10th International Human Rights Day marks the milestone document created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. This document, available in over 500 languages recognizes that every human, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, language, political or other opinions, national or social origin, property, birth or other status is entitled to certain rights as a human being.
2021 marks the 73rd anniversary of this important document. Let’s all stand up for our own rights and the rights of all people—everywhere.
2021 Theme: EQUALITY - Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights
This year’s Human Rights Day theme relates to 'Equality' and Article 1 of the UDHR – “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”
The principles of equality and non-discrimination are at the heart of human rights. Equality is aligned with the 2030 Agenda and with the UN approach set out in the document Shared Framework on Leaving No One Behind: Equality and Non-Discrimination at the Heart of Sustainable Development. This includes addressing and finding solutions for deep-rooted forms of discrimination that have affected the most vulnerable people in societies, including women and girls, indigenous peoples, people of African descent, LGBTI people, migrants and people with disabilities, among others.
Equality, inclusion and non-discrimination, in other words - a human rights-based approach to development - is the best way to reduce inequalities and resume our path towards realizing the 2030 Agenda.
A HUMAN RIGHTS-BASED ECONOMY CAN BREAK CYCLES OF POVERTY
REBUILDING FAIRER: A NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH
REVERSING VACCINE INEQUALITY AND INJUSTICE
ADVANCING THE RIGHT TO A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE JUSTICE
PREVENTING CONFLICT AND BUILDING RESILIENCE THROUGH EQUALITY INCLUSIONAND HUMAN RIGHTS
On International Human Rights Day 2021, the Windsor and District Labour Council chooses to take the path that leads us to a future with equality at its core. Happy International Human Rights Day!
Every Child Matters Healing Walk
The Windsor and District Labour Council, in solidarity with the Can-Am Indian Friendship Centre, encourages you to participate in the “Every Child Matters Healing Walk”. (See poster below.)
We were devastated to learn about the discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves associated with the Indian Residential Schools. While we try and understand the intergenerational trauma associated with these schools, we cannot begin to comprehend the full impact they had on First Nations, Metis and Inuit people. The “Healing Walk” is an opportunity to learn, as well as showing our support of indigenous people by lifting up and amplifying their voices.
Please make an effort to participate in this important event. Although events begin at 11: am, there are opportunities to participate throughout the day.
Every Child Matters
2021 Charlie Brooks Award Winner
Windsor and District Labour Council's Annual Labour Day Announcement
This year's Charlie Brooks Community Labour Service Award winner is ELIZABETH HA, Member of OPSEU Local 154. Congratulations LIZ. See you at the award banquet in the fall.