Humanism is an ethical worldview affirming that individuals have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives. Deeply committed to the protection of Human Rights, humanism defends the right for everyone to choose their beliefs, values and lifestyles, subject only to them not interfering with other people’s rights.
Human rights are not optional. Or at least should not be. But if they depend on a European solution, human rights seem to be put on pause, negotiable, as Europe is watching how thousands of migrants are out in the cold, with hardly any supplies, in Belarus on the polish EU border. After trying to […]
International days did exist prior to the establishment of the United Nations, but the United Nations is using and promoting them for impact and as an advocacy tool. What is the purpose behind international days? The UN defines them as a chance and occasion to educate the public on specific issues and to address global […]
International Day of Mental Health 10/10/2021
October 10 is World Mental Health Day. It provides a platform to raise awareness and discuss mental health issues around the world with the aim of mobilizing support of mental health. It is no surprise that humanist organisations dedicate their social services also to the support and improvement of mental health. At the beginning of this […]