Today is #HumanRightsDay2020 marking the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year the focus is Article 25 of the Declaration:
“Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control. Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.”
Our Gallery Assistant Katharine Paisley has created a special workshop reflecting on the right to food, shelter, healthcare, security and social services, inspired by artist & activist Keith Haring!
And Fly The Flag has released a series of poems in response to Article 25, compiled by poets and arts organisations across the UK, this powerful collection reminds us of the importance of remembering and defending the Human Rights that affect us all. Watch all of the poems online here.