Government of New Brunswick
 

In the community

  • Display a copy of the Universal Declaration and the New Brunswick Human Rights Act prominently in your school, organization or workplace.
  • Include an article on the Universal Declaration and/or the New Brunswick Human Rights Act in a newsletter, newspaper or magazine; or devote an entire issue to this topic.
  • Invite guest speakers on human rights themes.
  • Organize an exhibit of information and books at a school, library, shopping centre or office building lobby.
  • Organize a public reading of the Declaration and the New Brunswick Human Rights Act in school, at a library or during a public event.
  • Sponsor art and writing competitions on the Universal Declaration and/or the New Brunswick Human Rights Act.
  • Organize a play or cultural event.
  • Ask your municipality to issue a proclamation.
 

At work

  • Review your employment policies to eliminate systemic discrimination.
  • Include information about the Universal Declaration and the New Brunswick Human Rights Act in pay envelopes, bills and flyers.
 

In school

  • Encourage your class or school to develop its own charter of rights and responsibilities.
  • Discuss current events and identify relevant human rights issues.
  • Organize a student group to combat harassment and name-calling, to promote the right to be different and to ensure that everyone has the same opportunities.
  • Encourage training programmes to help teachers to present human rights education material.
 

As an individual

  • Become familiar with the Universal Declaration and the New Brunswick Human Rights Act.
  • You can play an important role in the promotion of equality and fairness, which are underlying principles of the Universal Declaration and the New Brunswick Human Rights Act, by:

                  • recognizing that we are all individuals with unique abilities and needs;
                  • being aware of your rights and of your responsibility to respect the rights of others;
                  • avoiding stereotypes based on race, sex, disability, etc.;
                  • accommodating the special needs of others whenever possible;
                  • speaking out against discriminatory comments and conduct;
                  • supporting those who are discriminated against;
                  • being constantly aware of the need to ensure equality of opportunity and fairness in
                    your daily activities.
 

 

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