The World's Story is Yours to Tell
Respect for human rights is essential to just about every social priority, including global security, economic development, environmental protection, and public health. Investing in human rights is critical to making our world a better place.
Human Rights are laid out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and enshrined in international law, meaning all governments have a legal duty to respect them. We are all entitled to these rights, including free speech, peaceful protest and fair trials, as well as the rights to life, health and education, among others.
Human Rights Watch is one of the leading independent organizations dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to:
CALL TO ACTION:Tell us what it means to be
On October 10th, Human Rights Watch asks you to help us put a face to the human rights issue that confront us. Take the day to reflect on what human rights mean to you, and to society in general, and make a video that expresses your vision. Footage that you create will potentially be used in a feature film, as well as a short film created for Human Rights Watch and will live in perpetuity on One Day in Earth's global archive.