Here are a few examples of human rights 'one-liners' that would be applicable to the work of various kinds of grassroots non-governmental organizations:
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
Article 1, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted 10 December 1948.
Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion...
Article 18, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted 10 December 1948.
All persons are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to the equal protection of the law.
Article 26, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in force 1976.
All persons deprived of their liberty shall be treated with humanity and with respect for the inherent dignity of the human person...
Article 10, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in force 1976.
No child shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy, family, home or correspondence...Educate to Liberate by Miranda Birgman and others
Article 16, Convention on the Rights of the Child, in force 1990.
States Parties shall take all appropriate measures...to modify the social and cultural patterns of conduct of men and women...
Article 5, Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, in force 1981.
...the right of everyone to be free from hunger...
Article 11, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, in force 1976.
...the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health...
Article 12, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, in force 1976.
These are just a few examples. There are many many more possibilities. If your organization would like to learn more about participating in the Project, please contact us.
As an organization initiates new projects or campaigns, or as it alters its mandate, it may decide to change the particular human rights quotation it has adopted. For example, if a children's rights organization receives new funding to carry out a project emphasizing the child's right to education, or the child's right not to be tortured, the organization can adopt a different human right than it has already printed. The new selection can be one that specifically addresses those issues. Or, the organization might choose to keep the original quotation on its main body of stationery, and use a quotation specific to the campaign in its campaign literature.';