Al-Quds Bard College, Al-Quds University, Palestine

Honors College Human Rights Day Brunch — 12th Dec, 12-2pm

Download the invitation here.

Students and Faculty

are cordially invited to a


Organized by Reem Natsheh and Dalia Hallaq

A traditional Palestinian breakfast will be offered, including Kayek, Humus, Falafel, olives etc.

We will screen short documentary films on human rights and present a modest exhibition of photographs and educational materials on human rights the work of human rights defenders.

Sunday, 12th December 2010

12:00 – 2:00pm
Conference Room (beside Hiba’s office)

Honors College Building


Yesterday, 10th December 2010, was the 62nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, also known as the UN International Human Rights Day. The theme for Human Rights Day 2010 is human rights defenders who act to end discrimination. For further information, including visual materials stories and statements, see the UN website.

Human rights defenders acting against discrimination, often at great personal risk to both themselves and their families, are being recognized and acclaimed on this day.

Human rights defenders speak out against abuse and violations including discrimination, exclusion, oppression and violence.  They advocate justice and seek to protect the victims of human rights violations.  They demand accountability for perpetrators and transparency in government action.  In so doing, they are often putting at risk their own safety, and that of their families.

Human Rights Day 2010 will highlight and promote the achievements of human rights defenders and it will again emphasize the primary responsibility Governments have to enable and protect their role. The Day is also intended to inspire a new generation of defenders to speak up and take action to end discrimination in all of its forms whenever and wherever it is manifested.

The story does not end after 10 December 2010.  The focus on the work of human rights defenders will continue through all of 2011.


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