Focusing on rights on Human Rights Day – December 10

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Focusing on rights on Human Rights Day (December 10)

Sheatwork urges all women entrepreneurs on Human Rights Day, to know your rights as a citizen, so that you can empower your entrepreneurship goals.

It’s human rights that’s in focus on December 10, which is observed as Human Rights Day by the international community every year. In 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The inception of Human Rights Day can be traced back to 1950, after the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V) inviting all States and interested organizations to adopt 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.

When the General Assembly adopted the Declaration, with 48 states in favor and eight abstentions, it was proclaimed as a “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations”, towards which individuals and societies should “strive by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance”. Although the Declaration with its wide range of political, civil, social, cultural and economic rights is not a binding document, it inspired more than 60 human rights instruments which together constitute an international standard of human rights. Today, it emphasizes the relevance of Human Rights in our daily lives  and the general consent of all United Nations Member States on the basic Human Rights laid down in the Declaration makes it even stronger.

At this point, we note that youth have to be empowered with the necessary skills and motivation to spark innovation and economic growth. And, if they have the opportunity to gain an entrepreneurial mindset – it is all the better!! They can be given the skillsets to build the right mindset and to think like an entrepreneur.

Thus they can understand how problems can turn into solutions or even how innovation is easier when some main factors are taken into consideration. The young entrepreneurs need to master a set of different skills including finance, business plans, tax administration, and especially marketing. Then can manage to successfully convert their ideas into real products and services because they determined to solve a social cause.

So, ensure that all the rights are within your reach, as an entrepreneur. And, for women entrepreneurs, it is most critical.

With empowerment, women can be ‘Agents of Change’ for Sustained Socio-economic Development. India and other countries need to promote women’s rights, so they could be “agents of change” for sustained socio-economic development and security around the world. Without women’s empowerment and gender equality, societies will not be able to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and their full development potential. Ending discrimination against women was central in fulfilling women’s fundamental human rights. 

Despite those achievements, gender equality remains a problem for far too many women.  Gender discrimination, particularly among rural women, women migrant workers and women with disabilities, was augmented by other forms of discrimination based on race, ethnicity and economic status. Education of women, particularly those who lived in rural areas, is key to breaking the global cycle of poverty. 

If you know your rights as a citizen to also empower your entrepreneurship goals. Become one of these young changemakers. Join the movement!

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