Ideas that matter



Around the world, human rights are increasingly under pressure.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was created in 1948, and it is as relevant now as it was then. The 30 human rights laid down in this document are an essential condition if we want to attain freedom, justice and peace for all, leaving no one behind.

Created in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. But these goals cannot be reached if we forget about human rights. 70 years ago, the UDHR already acknowledged the universal right to education, social security, healthcare and an adequate standard of living. Today, the SDGs stress the importance of a sustainable future.

Tell us what have you done to improve the human rights and show the action you have taken with a video, photo, cartoon, comic or essay. Mail it to
For cartoon and comic you can download the educational toolkit here.

One of these actions will be selected and the person will be invited to tell their story at HagueTalks in December 2019 in The Hague, the Netherlands!

Preview of incoming works:

A voice of future generations

Kehkashan Basu is 18 year old peace activist, global youth influencer, speaker, award winning environmentalist, author and a United Nations Human Rights Champion and she would like to share her change-making story at the HagueTalks. She has been speaking as the voice of future generations at…

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‘One Orchestra’ between North and South Korea

Hyung Joon Won’s music activism aims to bring North and South Korea together Forming an inter-Korean orchestra has been a long-held dream for South Korean violinist Won Hyung-joon. In his latest move, he teamed up with an MIT professor, Tod Machover for the “Symphony for…

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Girls Can

Leah Kraus: works at the High-tech company ‘PTC Haifa’. Together with two of her colleagues she founded and runs a young women empowerment program called ‘Girls Can’. They mentor eight grade girls and introduce them to female role models in high tech, showing them they…

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Haredi Women in Politics

Pnina Pfeuffer: is haredi coordinator for the peace movement Darkenu and a leading figure in Haredi (Jewish ultra-orthodox) feminism and activism. Fighting for gender equality within the Haredi community, she focusses on representation of Haredi-women in political roles as they are currently unrepresented.

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Road to Recovery

Alona Abt is a volunteer at the organization ‘Road to Recovery’. This organization drives Palestinians –mainly children and their guardians-  requiring medical aid from different crossings between Israel and the Palestinian territories to hospitals in Israel. This work offers “a small piece of peace” between…

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