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Why “Defending Humanity”? Why now?

Almost any problem you have ever encountered with an authority is because one or more of your Human Rights was being violated. Born out of violations during the 2020 pandemic, Defending Humanity is a movement dedicated to preserving the Human Rights of people the world over.

We are volunteers from around the world who have decided it is time for us all to stop leaving it to the “professionals who know what they are doing” and instead, step up and reclaim our lives.

Human Rights are available in 30 languages, CLICK HERE to find your language and learn more.

THESE ARE OUR HUMAN RIGHTS:

Human Right #1:
We Are All Born Free and Equal

Article 1 All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

Human Right #2:
Don’t Discriminate

Article 2 Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.

Human Right #3:
Right to Live Free

Article 3 Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.

Human Right #4:
Freedom from Slavery

Article 4 No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.

Human Right #5:
Freedom from Torture

Article 5 No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Human Right #6:
Universal Rights

Article 6 Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Human Right #7:
Equal Before the Law

Article 7 All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

Human Right #8:
Protected by Law

Article 8 Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

Human Right #9:
No Unfair Detainment

Article 9 No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Human Right #10:
Right to Trial

Article 10 Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.

Human Right #11:
Innocent Until Proven Guilty

Article 11 Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence. No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.

Human Right #12:
Right to Privacy

Article 12 No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

Human Right #13:
Freedom to Move

Article 13 Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each state. Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country.

Human Right #14:
Right to Asylum

Article 14 Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution. This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Human Right #15:
Right to a Nationality

Article 15 Everyone has the right to a nationality. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.

Human Right #16:
Marriage and Family

Article 16 Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution. Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses. The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.

Human Right #17:
Right to Ownership

Article 17 Everyone has the right to own property alone as well as in association with others. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his property.

Human Right #18:
Freedom of Thought

Article 18 Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Human Right #19:
Freedom of Expression

Article 19 Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Human Right #20:
Right to Assembly

Article 20 Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. No one may be compelled to belong to an association.

Human Right #21:
Right to Democracy

Article 21 Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives. Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country. The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.

Human Right #22:
Social Security

Article 22 Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.

Human Right #23:
Worker’s Rights

Article 23 Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment. Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work. Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection. Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

Human Right #24:
Right to Play

Article 24 Everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.

Human Right #25:
Food and Shelter for All

Article 25 Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control. Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.

Human Right #26:
Right to Education

Article 26 Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace. Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.

Human Right #27:
Copyright

Article 27 Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits. Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

Human Right #28:
Fair and Free World

Article 28 Everyone is entitled to a social and international order in which the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration can be fully realized.

Human Right #29:
Responsibility

Article 29 Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible. In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society. These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

Human Right #30:
No One Can Take Your Rights

Article 30 Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein.

VISIT THESE WEBSITES AND FIND YOUR LANGUAGE

Youth for Human Rights:
youthforhumanrights.org

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Available Languages:
DANSK, NEDERLANDS, ENGLISH, FRANÇAIS, DEUTSCH, ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΆ, עברית, MAGYAR, ITALIANO, 日本語, NORSK, PORTUGUÊS, РУССКИЙ, 中文(繁體), SVENSKA, ESPAÑOL (LATINOAMÉRICA), ESPAÑOL (CASTELLANO)

For Muslims and those in the Middle East:
peacefulplanet.org

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Available Languages:
AMHARIC, ARABIC, AZERBAIJANI, CHINESE (Simplified), ENGLISH, FILIPINO, GERMAN, HINDI, ITALIAN, KURDISH (KURMANJI), LATVIAN, LITHUANIA, PERSIAN, PORTUGUESE, RUSSIAN, SPANISH, TURKISH, URDU, YORUBA

These excellent educational sites provide additional information and free online courses in various languages.

BECAUSE YOU KNOW SOMETHING IS WRONG

We are like you (and everyone else) who wants to succeed as an individual in whatever we want to do and whatever we believe in.

Society suffers when the individual is made into a number, super-controlled through intimidation and lies.

Why?

Because the individual is the building block of society and if the individual is squashed, society quickly falls apart.

“All political institutions are manifestations and materializations of power; they petrify and decay as soon as the living power of the people ceases to uphold them.” Hannah Arendt

Seen enough of this over the last few years?

Well, the problem looks big, it is big, but it is not so big that you can’t do anything about it. There is something very simple you can do to break free before the prison door slams shut.

All it takes to give these Human Rights teeth is for you (and everyone else) to know them and insist on them being respected. And then tell everyone else you know to do the same.

It won’t be long before we little people and struggling groups number in the billions. In fact, if only 5 people reached out to 5 others each day and convinced them to learn their rights and tell 5 other people that day, and this pattern continued, it would take less than 2 weeks for over 2 billion people to know their rights and insist on them.

And once we walk three more steps together with Defending Humanity’s 4-step journey to freedom from tyranny, anything you thought impossible will be possible.

HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTS

Note: We provide the text for these breakthrough documents for those interested in what they actually say—please be aware that the words used may be confusing unless the meanings  are clarified in an appropriate dictionary, and their meanings may have changed over the centuries.”

2,560 years ago, Cyrus the Great of Persia (modern day Iran) released slaves, established racial equality, and gave people freedom of religion, as recorded in this clay cylinder.

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1215: The Magna Carta—gave people new rights and made the king subject to the law.

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1628: The Petition of Right—laid out the rights of the people against totalitarian measures

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1776: The United States Declaration of Independence—proclaimed the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

1787, The US Constitution limited the power of different branches of government and defined the basic rights of citizens.

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1789: The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen—a document of France, stating that all citizens are equal under the law and granting freedom from oppression

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1791: The US Bill of Rights protects basic freedoms of citizens

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The First Geneva Convention (1864) established rights for wounded combatants and updated four times since

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1947: The Nuremburg Code aligned allowable medical experimentation on humans with basic Human Rights.

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1948: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights listed 30 specific rights to which everyone is entitled.

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Additional documents reinforced these rights, such as the 1950 European Convention on Human Rights; the UK’s Human Rights Act of 1998; and the 2009 Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.