December 10th is the International Day of Human Rights declared for the first time in the history in 1948. The right of life, freedom and security of all human beings was recognized regardless of their sex, gender, ethnicity, language, religion, sexual identity, political ideology, socio-economic and political status and functional diversity.

Every December 10th since then this day will be commemorated to remind us that all human beings have rights and duties as citizens of the world.

That is why we believe it is important to remember and commemorate the day since It mean a great change in the lives of many people and societies. Because thanks to these rights we can live a dignified and safe life. We can never forget that we have them and exercise them and make them come true in order to live a quality life.

It is true that still many of these rights are not fulfilled in our day to day and that they are systematically violated by the institutions that govern this world, that is why as citizens we have the responsibility to exercise them in our day to day, among our environment, family, friends, work and social life because if we do not respect each other no one will.

We are in a complicated world social and economic moment worldwide and with more reason we must demand that our rights be respected, that armed conflicts of any kind end, a quality of life and decent work and without discrimination, to condemn any act of racism and fascism, and that the laws of protection of violence against women to be effective, that the borders unite us and not kill us and act responsibly against the climate change that is destroying our planet. And all this we can achieve if we leave our individual differences behind and use them to unite for a common goal since a great action can change the world for a day, but millions of good collective actions can improve the future of all the world.

As human beings we have a responsibility to make the world a better place.


”Poverty is not natural: it is created by man and can be overcome and eradicated through the
actions of human beings. And eradicating poverty is not an act of charity, it is an act of justice”

– Nelson Mandela



This article was put together by EVS volunteer Margarida from Spain for her project Solidarity at hand – Exploring and unveiling youth potential through volunteering “IKSplore”. The project is cofinanced by the European Union through the Erasmus+ programme.

Članak je sastavila volonterka Europske volonterske službe Margarida iz Španjolske za njen projekt Solidarnost na djelu – Istraživanje i otkrivanje potencijala mladih kroz volonterstvo “IKSplore”. Projekt sufinancira Europska unija kroz Erasmus+ program. 

The Agency for mobility and EU programmes is the contracting authority and support for Erasmus+ projects in Croatia. Agencija za mobilnost i programe EU je ugovorno tijelo i podrška projekata Erasmus+ u Hrvatskoj.

Views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of Association IKS and the European Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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