What are human rights? Human rights recognise the inherent value of each person, regardless of background, where we live, what we look like, what we think or what we believe. They are based on principles of dignity, equality and mutual respect, which are shared across cultures, religions and philosophies. They are about being treated fairly, treating others fairly and having the ability to make genuine choices in our daily lives. Respect for human rights is the cornerstone of strong communities in which everyone can make a contribution and feel included.
In N.S.W. the rally will take place next Sunday, 19th April, with a focus on people seeking asylum.
At the rally in Perth Tim Winton delivered a speech which appeared (in edited form) in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. For the sake of those who would not have seen it click here for a copy. Many will not be able to attend the Sydney rally – but reading Tim Winton’s speech may be a way of being in solidarity with those who can attend.