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Blog: Human Rights

Manny Becerra as a child

January 2007

As we kickoff a New Year, why not start with a friendly reminder of what our collective, human rights are, as defined by the United Nations:

Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. 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.

As we move forward this year, let's keep in mind (and heart) these human rights for everyone, and what we can individually do to uphold them with and for all people near and far from our immediate lives through our daily actions. Let us not overlook extending such rights and equitable, fair treatment to all life on Earth, be it our family, friends, and people we don't know; including, such treatment toward our pets and wildlife.

Prompt: In what other ways do you define human rights?


I am human, a father, and a problem solver: a tech and people leader with a passion and proven track-record in building and leading compassionate, productive teams—remote and on-site—within a continuous learning culture. My teams and I champion usable, inclusive digital products and online experiences. My work, passion and intentions also intersect with advising small businesses and political campaigns, life-long learning, outdoor advocacy, community building, and uplifting others. Learn more about Manny