we launched #YALIStands4All, more than 5,000 leaders -- people like you --
have pledged to stand up for human rights in their communities: to support
the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled, regardless
of their nationality, gender, ethnic origin, sexuality, color, physical
ability, religion, language, and/or economic status.
December 10th, is Human Rights Day, which commemorates the day in 1948 when
the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of
year, the UN’s Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone's
rights. YALI celebrates those who work to protect human rights and honor
our differences today and every day. If you are against prejudice and bias
in your community, we urge you to join #YALIStands4All and the YALI Network
in supporting this essential principle.
to raise awareness about human rights and tell us what you stand for. After
you pledge, you will receive a personalized graphic. Share this with your
friends on social media using #YALIStands4All.
the words of President Barack Obama, “Change will not come if we wait for
some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve
been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Visit yali.state.gov/4All to learn more about
YALI Network Team
Here’s one example of YALI Network members standing up for human rights in
Listen here and learn more about Jamila, Ugandan
entrepreneur, founder of Smart Girls Uganda and Haven Anti-AIDS Foundation.