Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. The principles enshrined in the Declaration are as relevant today as they were in 1948.

As you read this, there are still people trapped in conflict zones; men, women and children who die while seeking our protection; people who are left at the margin of society and discriminated; people who continue to be repressed, beaten or killed because they seek the truth or just express themselves. People who are still locked-up in their disability, or who are trafficked and exploited.

Do not be indifferent. Take some actions!

This year Students Center for European Union Research ‘EU Club’ and Students Organization for Institute for Research on Civilizations are organizing Human Rights Day at our University. The two-part event will take place on December 12, 2019.

1) Amnesty International “Write for rights”

Sometimes a letter can change someone’s life. That’s the premise of Write for Rights, Amnesty’s global letter-writing campaign and the world’s biggest human rights event. Every December, Amnesty supporters across the globe will write millions of letters for those whose basic human rights are being attacked.

This year we will write letters at University Main Hall, between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm. We will provide paper, pens and laptops to sign on-line petitions. Our volunteers will be present there for the whole time and provide you with detailed information. If you would like to volunteer during this event, send me an e-mail  ( before December 4. Training for volunteers will take place on December 9, at 5:15 pm.

2) UITM Talks: Human rights

In the afternoon on December 12, we will meet in IQ Club for UITM Talks: Human Rights. During the event, six UITM students will deliver their speeches on human rights (in English). A range of topics is wide (from right to life, liberty and freedom through the right to be free from torture, reproductive freedom and right to clean air and waters. You might find some inspiration on the United Nations website -> If you would like to inspire others, send an application (in attachment) to Darya Radayeva who is coordinating the event (