Monday, December 01, 2008

Human Rights

Friend and fellow blogger, K*, reminds us of a very interesting quote from Eleanor Roosevelt.

"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to
home, so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world.
Yet they are the world of the individual person: the neighbourhood he lives in;
the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works.
Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal
opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have
meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen
action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the
larger world. "