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Sodelpa Supports World Human Rights Day

The Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA), joins the world in recognising International Human Rights Day, December 10, to commemorate – and renew our commitment to – the Universal Declaration of
10 Dec 2020 08:33
Sodelpa Supports World Human Rights Day

The Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA), joins the world in recognising International Human Rights Day, December 10, to commemorate – and renew our commitment to – the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as Fijians and Global Citizens.

On this day, we celebrate and recognise that human rights and equality are indispensable to human dignity but which must be fought for at times.

This year’s Human Rights Day theme relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and focuses on the need to build back better by ensuring Human Rights are central to recovery efforts.

10 December is an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of human rights in re-building the world we want, the need for global solidarity as well as our interconnectedness and shared humanity.

With the timely theme, “Stand Up for Human rights”, Leaders are asked to more actively engage with the general public for practical and transformative actions to recovering better and fostering more resilient and just Fijian communities.

Fijians are fighting to maintain their democratic footprint as our leaders weaken our nation’s judiciary, imprison and intimidate critical voices of opposition or condemn minority groups — placing the dignity of all Fijians in a perilous State.

 

SODELPA will continue to fight every day for diverse and vulnerable communities in Fiji and around the Pacific, SODELPA renews its advocacy for a free press, and SODELPA will uphold the rule of law.

As a major political party, we also understand that we work on behalf of human rights defenders, the homeless, and persons with disabilities, and survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

I join members of SODELPA in renewing our commitment to the rights, equality and dignity of all.



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