Since its inception just over 50 years ago, the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights has developed into a family of international treaties,
mechanisms and institutions. The persistent violation of human rights
around the world means there is an increasing need for individuals
to know their own rights and understand issues that affect them
'I have a right to...' aims to fulfil
these needs. The project is designed to assist people, make informed
choices about their lives and participate in discussion and debate
in regional, national and international arenas.
'I have a right to...' is BBC World Service's largest
ever global education project, organised by the charitable arm,
the BBC World Service Trust. 'I have a right to...' consists of
radio programmes in 13 languages, awareness raising debates and
events in participating countries and this website.
Committed to editorial independence and impartiality,
BBC World Service is privileged to be in a unique position to reach
millions of people with objective information about their own human
rights and the rights of others around the globe.
'I have a right to...' aims to leave listeners
with an increased understanding of human rights across the globe
including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR); an enhanced
awareness of their own human rights as individual citizens; and
an up to date picture of the involvement and position of their own
country and region on human rights issues.
Radio series will be produced in English, Albanian,
Serbian, Russian, Turkish, Mandarin, Hindi, Urdu, Spanish for the
Americas, Arabic, Hausa, Swahili and English for Africa with a potential
audience of 125 million people listening in 13 different languages.
BBC World Service acknowledges financial support
from the Human Rights Projects Fund of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth
for 'I have a right to...'