“Dignity, Freedom and Justice for All.”

Human Rights Day 2022


Brigidines recognise that Human Rights day is celebrated every 10 December to create awareness and to promote respect for the rights and freedoms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.

On Human Rights Day 2022, UN Human Rights launches a year-long campaign to promote and recognise the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR 75), which will be celebrated on 10 December 2023.

The year-long campaign will showcase the UDHR by focusing on its legacy, relevance and activism using the slogan, “Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All.”

Listen to Message from UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, to mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Message UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

Find out more:  UN Campaign Human Rights

Human Rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination.”     (United Nations)
the right to freedom from slavery

Human Rights Day brings to completion the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. Brigidines, colleagues, associates and friends applaud and thank Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking of Humans (ACRATH) for leadership, resources and inspiration in preparation for and during the 2022 16 days campaign. To read more of the work of ACRATH or to make a donation go to:  ACRATH   The ACRATH 2023 Calendar is also available from Claire Griffin csb or Maree Marsh csb.

Be inspired by Pauline Juma, from Talitha Kum Kenya:  Pauline – Talitha Kum

  the right to life and liberty

We are  mindful of the plight of people seeking asylum across the world. Brigidines are involved, in numerous ways, in companionship and support with refugees and asylum seekers – in communities, parishes, schools and local area opportunities.   The Melbourne – based Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project (BASP) shares the most recent Newsletter:    BASP Newsletter Number 108   Donations to BASP can be made through the BASP website:  BASP

  the right to work and education

Explore the final 2022 Newsletter from Kildare Ministries.   The Kildare Ministries’ Community Works and Schools offer reflections on learnings and action for justice during 2022’s  Compassion Theme.       Kildare Ministries Dec22


” When ordinary people stand up for freedom, equality and justice, we move closer to a world where human rights are enjoyed by all — it’s a work in progress.”    (Amnesty International)