The exhibition 'My Human Rights Hero' was held from 20 November in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Through the stories of seven inspiring individuals, each with a special connection, this interactive exhibition inspired many to take action and defend human rights of the community through the artwork and photographs by graphic designer Julia Brants and photographer Gregoir Servais.
The exhibition was on display from 20 November 2018 to 2 February 2019. The official opening will take place on 10 December, International Human Rights Day. In 1948, Eleanor Roosevelt chaired a committee to draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Human Rights outlines our most basic rights and dignities that provides the framework around which we try to build a better and more just world.
Human Rights Exhibition
Through the photography and artwork of Gregor Servais the Exhibition aimed to highlight seven human rights heroes. These individuals all work passionately for human rights. Through examining their human rights journeys – their inspirations and motivations and their personal human rights hero – the exhibition will highlighted the importance of those who work tirelessly for a better world.
The Human Rights Heroes highlighted at the exhibition were:
· Christina Moreno, Founder and CEO of She Matters
· Ralph Groenheijde, Co-founder of TrashUre Hunt
· Marcel Kleizen, Co-Founder of Humanity Cabs
· Kathleen Ferrier, former politician and human rights lecturer
· Paul Vriend, from The Ocean Cleanup
· Saskia Bruines, Alderman of The Hague
· Bilal el Allouchi, children’s rights blogger at Haagse kinderactie
The exhibition included child-friendly interactive areas for children to learn more about their human rights and respect them.