Human rights are interlinked and interdependent rights inherent to all human beings without any discrimination of any nationality, ethnic origin, sex, religion, language, or cast and creed or any other status, as stated by the UN.
Human Rights Day 2010 on 10 December recognizes the work of human rights defenders worldwide who act to end discrimination.
Acting alone or in groups within their communities, every day human rights defenders work to end discrimination by campaigning for equitable and effective laws, reporting and investigating human rights violations and supporting victims.
While some human rights defenders are internationally renowned, many remain anonymous and undertake their work often at great personal risk to themselves and their families.
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UN Information Centres and country/regional offices of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights will also be conducting events around the world.
Some examples include: a testimony event in Brazzaville, Congo, featuring human rights defenders sharing their stories; drama presentations on human rights defenders in Lusaka, Zambia; and a roundtable discussion on household employee rights in Rabat, Morocco.
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