International Human Rights Day. This is not a celebration. This is a reminder. There is not much to celebrate in a world, where the world "universal" loses its meaning and becomes priviledge of the few, of the West... How could anyone celebrate human rights, when, supposedly, the only requirement is being human -and it is constantly ignored or surpassed by certain criteria?
Today should be a reminder. Remember this day, for every person that was ever deprived of their fundamental rights, just for being different. For every voice that was ever silenced for expressing an opinion. For every human being being critisized, attacked or condemned for their gender, race, nationality, sexual orientation, political or religious views.
For every woman that was ever opressed inside her own family, or discriminated against in her work place, her town, her country; by her supervisors, her colleagues, the society.
Remember every child that ever lost its childhood due to a war, becoming a cold, nameless number. For every child, whose face and name the world would only learn after they were to drown landing on an uknown coast, never to wake up again.
Know them, respect them, defend them. Human rights shouldn't be in question. Neither should human lives.