PRESS RELEASE: Human Rights Defense Curaçao (HRDC) commemorates UN Human Rights Day

Dec 10, 2021

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”

December 10 is the date on which the United Nations accepted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is available in over 500 languages ​​and is the most translated document in the world. This iconic UN proclamation is the source of inspiration from which many human rights treaties have sprung and, 73 years later, governments, organizations and citizens worldwide reflect on the importance, promotion, and protection of human rights.

The Human Rights Defense Curaçao (HRDC) also celebrates their 2nd anniversary on December 10.

The theme of Human Rights Day 2021 is: “Equality – Reducing Inequalities, Advancing Human Rights”. Based on Article 1 of the Universal Human Rights Declaration, “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”

That is also what HRDC stands for and aspires to: Equality in dignity and rights for all in opportunities and results for fairer and inclusive societies. This includes addressing and finding solutions to entrenched forms of discrimination that have affected the most vulnerable people in societies, including in our country: children and young people, the single elderly, refugees and crisis migrants.

In the past two years, HRDC has already found a place in Curaçao’s society as an organization, but has also been recognized internationally.

The COVID crisis has had significant consequences in our society and HRDC has provided the necessary support for crisis migrants. Not much has changed in the crisis situation for crisis migrants in our country. Even though there are many who have lived here for 5 to 7 years, they still live in the shadows and fear of being deported. HRDC therefore once again appeals to the authorities to work towards a real form of integration.

At the same time, HRDC as an NGO is open to the human rights of all residents of Curaçao to help make everyone aware of their human rights. Mainly political and civil rights, plus social, economic and cultural rights.

HRDC wishes all people of Curaçao a worthy Human Rights Day with reflection on the respect for the fundamental human rights of all of us.

For more information: HRDC phone numbers +5999 567-6707 or 788-0126