Blog Action Day: Human Rights – Against Discrimination


Human Rights – how many of us have always considered this ‘huge’, like ‘There is certainly nothing I can do’? The first organisation that comes to your mind may be Amnesty International (http://www.amnesty.org/). Their site offers information about who they are, where they are, how they help. They strive for making this world a better place.

You can inform yourselves, you can donate, you can join Amnesty International to support something good and – you can also search for violations of human rights in your direct neighbourhood. You may ask yourselves: ‘How? Why? Right here – how can that be?’

Don’t judge a book by its cover.

Every human being is special. Appearances are misleading. It really does not matter if someone is wearing expensive clothes, driving a fast car, owning a villa, etc. Soft skills determine a human being’s real value. It is discriminating if someone is not allowed to rent a flat because of clothing, ancestry, race. It is not discriminating if the same individual does not have enough money to pay the rent or lacks a minimum of emotional intelligence.

What is emotional intelligence? Emotional intelligence (EI) is the area of cognitive ability involving traits and social skills that facilitate interpersonal behaviour. You certainly prefer a kind person to a bitchy one, do you?

Way too often, people are deprived of jobs, flats, etc. because they just do not (seem to) fit in. This is embarrassing. And it is our opportunity to do something good by stepping in and support the discriminated person.

The dignity of man is inviolable.

Each of us can help secure human rights – even if it is on a small scale. Let’s do it!  🙂

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