Human Rights Day is an annual reserved date to recognize and remind the world of the inalienable rights that everyone is inherently entitled to regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on December 10. In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The document lists a broad range of political, civil, social, cultural, and economic rights and is translated in over 500 languages. The declaration also has inspired over 60 standard human rights.

The 2019 commemoration of Human Rights Day will mark 71 years since the international community adopted the Declaration. Human Rights activists promote efforts to protect human rights and work to decrease the hostility towards human rights. This day advocates for everyone to stand up for their rights and the rights of others.

“To deny people of their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.”

-Nelson Mandela

Lone Star Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit law firm focused on advocacy on behalf of low-income and underserved populations. Lone Star Legal Aid serves the millions of people at 125% of federal poverty guidelines that reside in 72 counties in the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of Texas, and 4 counties of southwest Arkansas. Lone Star Legal Aid focuses its resources on maintaining, enhancing, and protecting income and economic stability; preserving housing; improving outcomes for children; establishing and sustaining family safety and stability, health and well‐being; and assisting populations with special vulnerabilities, like those who have disabilities, or who are elderly, homeless, or have limited English language skills. To learn more about Lone Star Legal Aid, visit our website at www.lonestarlegal.org.

Media contact: Clarissa Ayala, cayala@lonestarlegal.org.