All Human, All Equal
‘So, where do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home, so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world,’ so wondered political figure and activist Eleanor Roosevelt.
When I close my eyes and dream, I see micro moments forming macro rights gathering magnetic attention through clusters of powerful intention. Shooting stars of change dancing in the dark sky that exists in my mind.
What about you?… Where can your human rights be found? Can you feel them? Are they yours… curious questions in a critical time.
Maybe you can find them in the imprint of your mind? The surface of your soul, the depth of the divine in you, the energy in your vibration, the wave of your frequency, the message in a placard you hold aloft, the legislation you fight to introduce, the mass march you choose to join, the words you say, the words you write, the promises you keep.
Philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau reflected, ‘man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains’ and as we mark Human Rights Day 2021 many of us feel tightly shackled to trauma, oppression, discrimination and prejudice.
So where do we find and experience our human rights? Perhaps there’s an atlas for our hearts, directions to a dimension where you will find All Human, All Equal.
By Dionne St. Hill
A place where your rights are freely given, rather than fought for or demanded.
A place where equality is the norm, rather than a cultural and social ideal.
A place where equality and non-discrimination are at the heart of human rights and at the heart of every human that matters.
A place where you can be free to simply be.
‘The 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.’
So today and every day lets embrace the ‘2021 theme of Equality and Non-Discrimination by addressing and finding solutions for deep-rooted forms of discrimination that have affected the most vulnerable people in societies including women and girls, indigenous people, people of African descent, LGBT+ people, migrants and people with disabilities’
And we at SurvivorsUK are adding men, boys, non-binary and transgender individuals to this list. We see you, your vulnerability, your courage, your strength, your fragility, your tenderness, your resilience, your trauma, your pain, your joy and your liberation.
We see you in the small spaces, close to home and not so close… the spaces others may overlook…
so today as we mark Human Rights Day, we at SurvivorsUK say…
We see you; we celebrate you; we support you
Happy Human Rights Day…
because your rights matter…