Human Rights Day: Celebrating the work of our team on the ground


On the 10th December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This declaration was, and still stands, as a milestone document that states that all human beings – regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion – are entitled to the basic concepts of dignity, liberty and equality.

This historical event is now celebrated annually across the world as Human Rights Day, and this year’s theme, as announced by the United Nations, is ‘Youth Standing Up For Human Rights’. Why? Because youth are constructive agents of change, they amplify their voices and engage a broad range of global audiences in the promotion and protection of rights.

So, in line with this year’s Human Rights Day theme, we want to take the time to celebrate our change makers on the ground – who are mostly under the age of 30! This group of movers consists of MOTG coordinators, visiting volunteers and resident volunteers, who collectively work to dignify and provide the basic level of human rights to the people residing in and around the camps on both Lesvos and Samos.

We at Movement On The Ground are incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication of our young, ground-based team members and we know that they are, and will continue to be, an integral part in executing our mission.

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