Inequality: Made by Humans

Posted on October 16, 2014


“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

Posted in: Human Rights