Human Rights Day: Know Your Basic Rights
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Human Rights Day: Know Your Basic Rights

As human beings, we are born with some fundamental rights. But if history is any indication, many humans were stripped of their basic rights for years, for reasons beyond their control, e.g., the colour of their skin, their caste, etc. Thanks to the United Nation's implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, human rights are now secured. This Human Rights Day, let's assess the fundamental rights we are entitled to as human beings.

What is Human Rights Day?

Observed on 10th December every year, Human Rights Day commemorates the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. Available in over 500 languages, the UDHR enlists the rights afforded to human beings. These are rights regardless of race, sex, religion, colour, language, opinion, nationality, etc.

What are the different human rights?

The following are the most significant rights human being are entitled to, per the UDHR list.

Article 1: You are born free and equal and endowed with a conscience, making you act towards one another in the spirit of brotherhood.

Article 3: You have the right to life, security and liberty.

Article 4: No one can hold you in slavery or servitude, thus, prohibiting all forms of the slave trade.

Article 7: Everyone around you is equal before the law. You are entitled to equal protection without discrimination.

Article 12: No one can interfere in your private affairs or attack your reputation. You have the right to reputation protection under defamation laws.

Article 13: You have the right to move anywhere within your country's borders. You can leave your homeland or return to it at your own accord.

Article 15: You have the right to a nationality. No one can arbitrarily deprive you of your nationality or the right to change it legally.

Article 16: As long as you are of legal age and provide your consent, you can marry and form a family. The family is to be protected by the state and society.

Article 17: You have the right to own property alone or with others. No one can arbitrarily deny you this right.

Article 18: You can freely change your religious beliefs if you choose to, without interference from others.

Article 19: You have the right to voice your opinions freely. You can impart ideas through any medium, irrespective of the country.

Article 23: You have the right to work with your preferred employer without discrimination.

Right to medical care with health insurance

Per Article 25 of UDHR, all human beings have the right to a standard of living suitable for themselves and their families. This includes food, clothing, housing and medical care. You have the right to secure your finances to bear medical expenses by investing in health insurance. This contract between you and the insurance provider allows you to handle the medical costs associated with treating various illnesses and ailments. You can get the best treatments without compromising your right to a healthy life.

This Human Rights Day, express your right to receive medical care by investing in health insurance for yourself and your family.

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