Today is Human Rights Day - 70 years since the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that recognises the rights that we are all entitled to as humans, regardless of our backgrounds or where we come from. A few years after this important document was signed, the UN Refugee Convention was created to specifically protect the rights of refugees. While China is a signatory, this still has not yet been extended to Hong Kong, meaning that refugees are vulnerable to human rights abuses.
We invite you to join us in standing #WithRefugees today, calling on the Hong Kong government to establish the laws and policies that recognise and respect the rights of refugees, including the right to work. If you haven't yet, please sign the UNHCR #WithRefugees petition (https://www.unhcr.org/hk/en/withrefugees), and if you've signed it, please share this with at least one friend and encourage them to sign, too!
Building a Hong Kong that welcomes and respects refugees will take all of us, and we hope you'll join us.