“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”
These are the words of the very first article in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Much more need not to be said. I wish that everyone would meet each with those words in mind. And I wish that everyone would enter and leave the world in that fashion. This is a tribute to the basic human rights of equality – and a reminder, that those rights are violated every single day by their biggest opponent: inequality.
Equality is a red thread throughout more articles in the Declaration, stating that we’re equal before the law; that we’re entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration; that everyone has the right to education – to name a few.
Can inequality be overcome? It can! Inequality isn’t something natural, it is created and maintained by people – and therefore it can be overcome by people as well.
This post was written as a part of Blog Action Day 2014