Shine Your Light for Human Rights

A series of 14 events across seven time zones spotlighting the centrality of rights to the daily lives of people everywhere.


Shine your light for accountability when people’s rights are violated

30 November 2018, Dakar

UDHR Article 8 recognises the right of everyone “to an effective remedy”.

This event will spotlight what accountability means for victims of human rights violations citing too regional developments where new openings for more robust systems for accountable are evident. It will celebrate those who courageously stand up for justice and for accountability.

More information (in French):

  • On the event scheduled on Thursday 29 November at 10 am at the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar
  • On the Festival Ciné Droit Libre in Dakar and Guediawaye (27 November – 1st December)

  • I will respect your rights regardless of who you are. I will uphold your rights even when I disagree with you
  • When anyone’s human rights are denied, everyone's rights are undermined, so I will stand up
  • I will raise my voice. I will take action. I will use my rights to stand up for your rights.

people have stood up for human rights

We can all be Human Rights Champions

Tweet, Instagram or YouTube your action using the hashtag #Standup4humanrights.

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