PRESS RELEASE | Article 7 | December 7, 2011
HUMAN=RIGHTS December 1-30, 2011
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Article 7: All are equal before the law and areentitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.
Discrimination degrades human dignity and harms the society on a long run. State, public and private institutions in the Republic of Macedonia leave a dark stain on people’s lives every day. The poorer the individuals, groups or communities are, the more forms of discrimination they suffer. It all creates societal, political and economic inertia, making majority of people passive and convinced that such practices are justified.
Discrimination has many faces. People are being discriminated on various bases, such as ethnic, religious and racial. One can also find serious violations and discrimination based on age, gender and sexual orientation. It can be found in practically every area of the life: education, environment, nutrition, housing, migrant and season workers, refugees and displaced persons, reproductive health, workers, etc. These are all areas of societal, political and cultural life where the governmental institutions are the ones that impose discrimination.
Fight against discrimination is an imperative task of every government’s functionary and official at both national and local level. Furthermore, fight against discrimination is a continuous and complex process at all levels and in all segments of the society.
According to the Article 7 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it is forbidden for governments to treat people in an unfair and limiting manner. It implies that governments must respect people’s fundamental rights and freedoms, and has to provide protection in the processes of policy and decision making, build and maintain social welfare system that meets the needs of each and every citizen in the country. Discriminatory and exclusive society is far from a democratic society; it is destructive and dark place where people are scared and threatened.
Xhabir Deralla, President of Civil
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FORTHCOMING HUMAN=RIGHTS EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES [selection]
December 16: Exhibition HUMAN=RIGHTS
Graphic Studio, Museum of the City of Skopje
11:30 Press conference 12:00 Video screening “What Are Human Rights?” 19:00 Official opening of the Exhibition 19:30 Video screening “What Are Human Rights?” 20:00 Poetry reading “Freedom Lyrics” by Xhabir Deralla
Event/activity Date Time Location Press briefing December 9 10:00h Civil headquarters NGO thematic meeting December 14 14:00h Civil headquarters Launch of the Dialogue Newsletter December 19 11:00h EU Info Center Panel discussion “Freedom of Speech and Media” December 19 11:30h EU Info Center
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