Human Rights Day

Updated: Feb 7, 2020

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” —Nelson Mandela

Human Rights Day is celebrated every year on December 10. It commemorates the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948—a momentous step on the never-ending journey for universally enshrined human rights.

Human rights allow every person, irrespective of race, gender, religion, or language, to live with equal dignity and freedom. They are interdependent, inalienable, and absolute. At Et Cetera Collective, we recognize that not every person has access to the same fundamental human rights that we enjoy. We ought to use our platforms and privileges to assist those who are not given the same opportunity.

In honour of Human Rights Day, most works to be published in the upcoming volume of Et Cetera will have an overarching emphasis on human rights.