“Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.” – Article 2, Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
All around the world people are struggling to create a better life for themselves and ensure a better one for generations to come. International human rights law is one of our greatest moral achievements, yet violations of our basic and most fundamental human rights are all too evident. The World Solidarity Forum wants to change that.
The World Solidarity Forum (WSF) is a platform for organisations dedicated to action on human rights, collaboratively founded by four organisations, namely, the European Youth for Human Rights, The Critique, Empasi and The Institute of Strategic Communication. The founding organisations believe that together we can accomplish more than alone. It is for this reason, and because we believe in collaborative commons, that we set up the WSF: to facilitate organisations working collaboratively and in partnership with one another, to tackle the common challenges we face as a species.
The WSF is a platform for organisations passionate about a better tomorrow, for which human rights are truly a universal concept, in reality and not just in theory. Our goal is to resolve conflict through peace building activities that bring lasting, sustainable peace to local communities around the world. All signatories are therefore committed to ensuring the full and successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The World Solidarity Forum aims to facilitate the sharing of best practices, resources, contacts, and other information pertinent to peacebuilding and human rights more broadly. We believe that effective action requires strong collaboration with shared objectives.
Our belief is that greater impact can be achieved if we all work together on three primary pillars:
- By developing and implementing awareness raising campaigns
- Through advocacy campaigns aimed at both the public and private sector
- Through civil society activism, putting pressure on elected representatives to follow international law, and to protect constitutional rights