World AIDS Day, December 1: Universal Access and Human Rights

From “Started on 1st December 1988, World AIDS Day is about raising money, increasing awareness, fighting prejudice and improving education. The World AIDS Day theme for 2010 is ‘Universal Access and Human Rights‘. World AIDS Day is important for reminding people that HIV has not gone away, and that there are many things still to be done.

According to UNAIDS estimates, there are now 33.3 million people living with HIV, including 2.5 million children. During 2009 some 2.6 million people became newly infected with the virus and an estimated 1.8 million people died from AIDS.

The vast majority of people with HIV and AIDS live in lower- and middle-income countries. But HIV today is a threat to men, women and children on all continents around the world.”

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 3: “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.”
Article 25, (1): “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.”
Article 7: “All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.”

Universal Access & Human Rights
All Rights, All Access, for ALL. 

Take action!

Don’t assume.  Find out.  Know. 

Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes, how do you measure, measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee, in inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife? How do you measure a year in the life? Measure in love…

In truths that she learned, or in times that he cried, in bridges he burned, or the way that she died. It’s time now to sing out, though the story never ends, let’s celebrate, remember a year in the life of friends. Remember the love! Share love, give love, spread love… Measure, measure your life in love…

If you’re cold and you’re lonely, I’ll cover you
You’ve got one nickel only, I’ll cover you
When you’re worn out and tired, I’ll cover you
When your heart has expired, I’ll cover you…
525,600 minutes, 525 seasons of love…

I remember you.


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