Who is your human rights hero, and why? This is the question we asked various inspirational people from very different walks of life. Artist Julia Brants depicted their answers through unique
Who is your human rights hero, and why? This is the question we asked various inspirational people from very different walks of life. Artist Julia Brants depicted their answers through unique portraits created by photographer Gregor Servais. The result is an exhibition that will inspire young and old, and get them thinking about human rights.
Did you know that we have almost ninety different human rights? They are all designed to protect people throughout the world, including you, from the misuse of power. They help us to lead a dignified life. The thirty main human rights were endorsed by the international community on 10 December 1948 in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Although this is the most-widely translated document in the world, many people in the Netherlands and abroad are still unaware of their rights as human beings. Or how important it is for people to defend these rights.
Human rights heroes often risk their lives questioning wrongdoings and abuse. In some countries, equal opportunities, freedom of speech and privacy, for example, are still not a matter of course.
To draw attention to this matter and highlight the declaration, which is seventy years old but still very much alive, My Human Rights Hero is presenting the contents of this historic document in a form that everyone can understand. In addition, well-known (and less well-known) people are using this compelling exhibition to talk about the people who inspire them in their own human rights work. They include the American lawyer Christina Moreno, Ralph Groenheijde (co-founder of TrashUre Hunt), Marcel Kleizen from Humanity Cab and Kathleen Ferrier, politician and specialist in the field of development cooperation.
My Human Rights Hero is an initiative of the human rights organisation Justice and Peace Nederland in collaboration with Het Nutshuis, Netherlands Helsinki Committee, Kinder- en jongerenrechtswinkel Den Haag and NJCM. The exhibition was made possible thanks to funding from Fonds 1818.
tuesday 20 november 16:00 - saturday 02 february 16:00