Blog: Human Rights

Manny Becerra as a child

January 2007

As we kickoff a New Year, why not start with a friendly reminder of what our collective, human rights are, as defined by the United Nations:

Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination.

As we move forward this year, let's keep in mind (and heart) these human rights for everyone, and what we can individually do to uphold them with and for all people near and far from our immediate lives. And, let us not overlook extending such rights and fair treatment to all life on Earth, such as our pets and wildlife.

Prompt: In what other ways do you define human rights?


I have a passion and successful track-record for creating usable, online, experiences with a focus on and deep appreciation for web standards, modularity, education, accessibility, and inclusion. I build and lead happy, productive and empathetic cross-functional teams within a continuous learning culture. I am a father, speaker, advisor, life-long learner, community builder, advocate and a Human Being. Learn more.