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History – CS Moments from December 2005 UNDHR

Moments in C/S  Bulletin History C/S Bulletin 313, December 15th, 2005

December 10th 2005: International Human Rights Day was dedicated to “End human rights violations against people with mental health disorders “  from www.csinfo.ca/bulletin/313.pdf

Photo of 4 faces. Overlaid with text reading "All Human Beings Are Born Free & Equal in Dignity and Rights"

“There are still far too many violations of the human rights of people with mental disorders. However, too often both the health and human rights agendas overlook these problems, and as a result, they slip between the cracks,” said Dr Lee Jong-wook, Director General of WHO. “We have solutions to reverse the situation, in rich and poor countries alike. I urge countries, international organizations, academia, the healthcare and legal sectors and others to take a hard look at the conditions of people with mental disorders and take action to promote and protect their rights.

To mark International Human Rights Day, WHO is drawing attention to the problems and the solutions in a new online photo essay: ‘Denied Citizens: Mental Health and Human Rights’, which highlights some of these human rights violations, and gives examples of how they can and must be stopped

And Now in 2019  Human Rights Day focuses on equality and dignity:

From the United Nations: (// www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday)

#StandUp4HumanRights

  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all.
  • Human rights are relevant to all of us, every day.
  • Our shared humanity is rooted in these universal values.
  • Equality, justice and freedom prevent violence and sustain peace.
  • Whenever and wherever humanity’s values are abandoned, we all are at greater risk.
  • We need to stand up for our rights and those of others.

Human rights are a frequent Bulletin topic and denial of our rights is part of our survivor experiences from policing to hospitals to civic participation to confinement to accessibility and inequality…

Human Rights Day is an opportunity to recognize that we are part of a bigger movements. There is so much to learn. For example we highlighted Mad In Asia that is using “inclusion” as a way to talk about our madness in society (issue #604).

 

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