Nov 16 – International Day Of Tolerance

Like me you might have missed this day. Keep it in your heart.

The Human Lens

November 16 is celebrated as the International Day for Tolerance and was made possible thanks to the UNESCO’s 1995 Declaration of Principles through which it affirms that tolerance is neither indulgence nor indifference.

It is respect and appreciation of the rich variety of our world’s cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human. Tolerance recognizes the universal human rights and fundamental freedoms of others. People are naturally diverse; only tolerance can ensure the survival of mixed communities in every region of the globe.

Diversity for all its effects is the vast richness of cultures, peoples and nations and in today’s times there is a crucial need for acceptance, appreciation and inclusion of different forms of human expression and existence.

Here are some interesting and very inspiring activists working on different human rights issues pertaining to tolerance and inclusion.

Iljeoma Oluojeoma Oluo

She is a Nigerian-American writer, speaker and…

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