How to celebrate Human Rights Day
2011 was the year that human rights went 'viral'. Leveraging tools and platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Bambuser, and Flickr people all over the world have been able to share and organize with unprecedented ease. However, with these 21st century tools has also come new dangers: people are being arrested for their blog posts and videos in countries that suffer from a lack of human rights. Today, on the 63rd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we encourage you to celebrate in the true spirit of 2011- by supporting online campaigns that are advocating for human rights. Check out the projects below and get involved!
Support Saudi Women Driving
"Mobility is a basic human right" - Manal Alsharif honks for women's driving rights in Saudi Arabia and asks you to do the same.
Learn more about the campaign for Saudi women's driving rights:
Movements.org: How can you help Saudi women?
How can you help?
Spread the word about this campaign on Facebook and Twitter or take a video of yourself saying you support Saudi Women's Rights and honking your car horn! Send your YouTube links to firstname.lastname@example.org
YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/HonkforSaudiWomen
Twitter Handle: @Women2Drive
Twitter Hashtag: #women2drive
Facebook Page: facebook.com/Women2Drive
Syrian Virtual Sit-in
Learn about the Syrian virtual sit-in campaign:
Movements.org: How to support the people of Syria
GlobalVoices: Syria: Virtual Sit-In Garners Global Support
Spread the word about this campaign on Facebook and Twitter or submit a video to the sit-in! Create a video of yourself saying the following statement and email the video to email@example.com
I am in solidarity with the Syrian people. I reject the brutality and killing that the Syrian authorities are committing against the unarmed Syrian people. And because silence is participation in this crime, I declare my participation in the Syrian Sit-in on YouTube.
YouTube Channel: youtube.com/user/SyrianSitin
Twitter Handle: @SyrianSitin
Twitter Hashtag: #SyrianSitin
Facebook page: facebook.com/SyrianSitin
To learn about more human rights campaigns, and how you can help, visit www.movements.org