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IDERD combats inequality across the world

IDERD combats inequality across the world
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Declaration of a week of solidarity dismantled apartheid in SA.

There is an annual observation of the International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21. This day is the same day in 1960 when policemen in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire which led to the death of 69 people at a peaceful protest against apartheid ‘pass laws.’ Following this, there was an adoption of a program of activities by the United Nations General Assembly in 1979, to be done in the second half of the Decade for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination.

Through the UN’s GA, the occasion declared that there would be an annual organization of a week of solidarity for people struggling against racial issues in all states, starting from March 21. This declaration led to the dismantling of the Apartheid system in South Africa. Many countries have banned racist laws and practices, while the UN have constructed an international framework to combat racism that is guided by the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Special measures are being taken to expunge RD.

According to the General Assembly, all human beings are born free with equal rights and dignity and potential for constructive contribution to the development and growth of their communities. In the UN’s most recent resolution, emphasis was also placed on the scientific falsehood of any doctrine of racial superiority, with a description of it being dangerous, morally condemnable, socially unjust and should be rejected; likewise theories that attempt a determination of the existence of separate human races.

All core international human rights tools have prohibition of racial discrimination enshrined in them as issue has been a UN concern since its establishment. These instruments enforce obligations on the States, tasking them with eradication of discrimination in public and private sectors. Adoption of special measures to expunge conditions that cause or contribute to the perpetuation of racial discrimination is required of States, according to the principle of equality. Still, many individuals, communities and societies suffer racism-related injustice and stigma.

UDHR adoption’s 75th year anniversary & IDERD.

The theme for the 2023 international day commemoration focuses on the “urgency of combatting racism and racial discrimination,” 75 years after the adoption of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR asserts that everyone has entitlement to all rights and freedoms, regardless of any kind like race, color and others. Despite this assertion, this issue keeps affecting people around the world. The 75th year anniversary of UDHR adoption is projected to encourage States to take appropriate steps to promote equality.

United Nations’ Secretary-general Antonio Guterres, described the issue as one that affects every country, deeply damaging and abusing human rights and human dignity. It is a destructive force that divides societies and causes death and suffering on a large scale in history. Racism and discrimination, when used by governments and other notable authorities, constitutes situations that could result into violence and other atrocious crimes. Xenophobia, hate speech and prejudice are trending in many countries of the world with political leaders scapegoating minorities and migrants.

Member States commit to totally erasing RD & bigotry.

António Guterres added that resistance and reversal of trends like social media monetizing of racism on the internet and artificial intelligence’s reproduction of digital discrimination should be encouraged, condemning and eradicating it in all spheres. In this year’s anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), member States are advised to pledge commitment to erasing racism and racial discrimination, upholding the rights and dignity of every person, everywhere. Therefore, leaders are urged to speak out and take action.


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2 months ago

IDERD combats inequality across the worldDeclaration of a week of solidarity dismantled apartheid in SA. – Express your point of view.

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2 months ago

Racism, literally poses violence and crime on a particular community. It is important the gov’t work on how to combat racism to promote peace.

Member
9
2 months ago

Every person is endowed at birth with an inalienable set of rights, a sense of value and worth so no one should be discriminated in all forms.

Member
8
2 months ago

No room should be given for racism either by ethnicity or religious. Every be deserve equal right and that should be strongly affirmed.

Member
9
2 months ago

Everyone deserve to be treated equally not differently discrimination should not be allow, it no a good thing so support in the society

Member
8
2 months ago

Equally really important where everyone is treat fair no bias at all room for discrimination is not good and should not be accepted

Member
10
2 months ago

IDERD combats inequality across the world. No be is above the law, but in Nigeria many is above the law. Inequality is not for Nigeria biko

Member
8
2 months ago

Racism has far-reaching negative consequences, more should be done to eliminate the factors that feed into and sustain it.

Member
8
2 months ago

Let all choose peace and camping against racist act in our society communities, country and every other place we find our self.

Member
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2 months ago

Racism is one of the unfortunate events to ever befall the human race. It doesn’t nothing but cause division amongst ourselves, violence and wickedness against one another. IDERD is doing a great job to combat the inequality across the world

Member
8
2 months ago

It’s wonderful that this event proclaimed the establishment of an ongoing week of togetherness for those fighting racism.

Member
9
2 months ago

This is a problem that has been brought up repeatedly by the United Nations, it should come as no surprise that the ban of racial discrimination is included in all of the fundamental international human rights tools.

Member
9
2 months ago

Racism is a deadly act, some of the victims of racism end up struggling with depression and it should not be that way, we should learn to live in love and unity because we are one

Member
8
2 months ago

Discrimination is not something that should be encouraged in a society in which everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity.

Member
9
2 months ago

It is sad that this racism thing is still an issue in 2023 everyone has to do better because the people experiencing this stuff really go through a lot mentally when it happens to them.

Member
9
2 months ago

It is a harmful thing that has caused division among cultures throughout history, as well as death and suffering on a massive scale and that is very bad.

Member
8
2 months ago

Everyone deserves to be treated fairly, maybe not necessarily equally, buh fairly. Irrespective of race, tribe, religion and the likes. Kudos to IDERD and their good works

Member
9
2 months ago

The International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination(IDERD) is day that will serve as a reminder us that we shouldn’t discriminate any race but combat Racism and Racial Discrimination.We still have some countries that discriminate.

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2 months ago

Racism and racial discrimination has led to a lot of violence in most part of the world. A case study is South Africa xenophobic attacks against other countries especially Nigerians.The International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination(IDERD) should bring to reminder the need for us to live equally without discrimination amongst ourselves in every part of the world.

Abusi
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2 months ago

The commemoration of the freedom from apartheid in South Africa is ingenious. It shows we are commemorating equality, which the IDERD agency is all about.