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Meeting the moment
Human Rights at 75

In 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)—the foundational document of the modern human rights movement.

The UDHR’s thirty fundamental rights and freedoms, enshrined in international law, continue to inspire activists and human rights defenders today.

But 75 years later, states and international institutions are failing to deliver on the promise of the UDHR. And across the globe, authoritarian governments and corrupt corporate interests are trying to undermine decades of progress.

We believe in the power and the potential of the declaration. But to realize its vision for a more just world, we must:

Redefine security and defend the defenders

No one should be jailed or killed for exercising their fundamental rights. We need a new approach to security that focuses on the things that truly make us safe, and centers the wellbeing of women, migrants, LGBTQ+ groups, Indigenous people and other marginalized communities.

Demand Climate Justice

There can be no human rights without climate justice, and no climate justice without human rights. By working together, and centering communities on the front lines, we can create sustainable, equitable solutions to tackle the climate crisis.

Build a new economy that works for all

Economic justice is central to human rights. By radically reimagining our current economic system, we can meet the needs of everyone rather than rewarding the privileged few.

Shift Power to the Grassroots

Community activists are on the front lines of the fight for human rights. Through flexible funding and trust-based partnerships, we can make sure they have the money, tools, and resources to succeed.

Innovate for the Future

Activism and advocacy are evolving to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. By experimenting and taking bold risks, we can foster the next generation of human rights leaders.

Stories & Commentary


November 11th, 2023

Paris Peace Forum

“75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights but little reason to celebrate”: A panel to discuss if we are still able to find “common ground” based on the UDHR.

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December 11th, 2023
New York

A reflection on human rights: 75 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

A panel bringing together activists who have demonstrated remarkable resilience and ingenuity in their efforts to advance human rights within their communities.

December 11th, 2023
San Francisco

Still We Rise: Our Voice, Our Rights, Our Future

On December 11th, Article 3 will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Join us for Still We Rise, a commitment to purpose and solidarity and our call to action on the journey to protect and expand human rights.

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December 11th, 2023

Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights at UNESCO

Through diverse perspectives, the event will reaffirm the importance of human rights in delivering on the UNESCO’s mandate in education, science, culture, communication and information. Through an emphasis on the two Global Priorities of the Organization – Africa and Gender Equality – the discussion will highlight connections, implementation challenges and opportunities for impactful action.

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