Human rights are fundamental privileges and conditions of freedom, protected by law, to which every human being is entitled. They focus on individual, political, civil, spiritual, social, economic and cultural aspects of our lives.

When human rights are respected, they allow us to develop to our fullest potential and create the foundation for peace within and among nations.

Whoever or wherever you are, as a young person you have the ability to stand up for your rights and the rights of others. You can advocate for rights on a local, national, and international level, raise awareness among peers, and keep governments and institutions accountable.

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