- 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.
Government of New Brunswick
What can you do?
In the community
- 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.
- 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.