Human rights Day 2009embrace diversity, end discrimination


Human Rights Day 2009 –
High Commissioner encourages people everywhere to embrace diversity
"People of all sorts have something to offer. When we embrace diversity, we bring extra richness and depth to our societies."

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Human Rights Day 2009 –
UN Human Rights Chief urges an end to discrimination
On Human Rights Day, 10 December 2009, UN Human Rights chief, Navi Pillay promotes a world of equal treatment for all. "Let’s embrace our diversity and put an end to discrimination," Pillay says.

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Human Rights Day 2009 –
Justice for Burundi’s Batwa community
The Batwa, an indigenous community in Burundi has been marginalised and discriminated against on many levels for decades. Servants in another era, now they want their rights recognised and are demanding equality. Discrimination is the focus of Human Rights Day 2009.

Human Rights –
Justice for victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Women of the Democratic Republic of Congo are starting to fight back, pressing for justice as a fundamental human right in the face of appalling sexual violence. For years now, rape has been used as a tactic of war in the east of the DRC where prosecutions are difficult to achieve.

Human Rights Day 2009 –
Wherever you are, embrace diversity - end discrimination
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”, says Thai pop singer and actor Khun Kob. Children, a woman, an elderly couple and a worker speak in Thai, Lao, Tagalog, Malay and English to stress the need for opportunities, dignity, respect and equality. OHCHR – Regional Office for South-East Asia and UNDP Regional Center Bangkok collaborated in the production of this video.