Creating a fairer Britain
We have marked a number of celebratory human rights days. Find out why we think the days are important and how we promote human rights.
On 8 March 2013 we celebrate International Women's Day by highlighting our work to promote women's equality and human rights.
This year, the spotlight is on the rights of all people - women, youth, minorities, persons with disabilities, indigenous people, the poor and marginalised - to make their voices heard in public life and be included in political decision- making.
8th March 2012 is International Women's Day. See what the Commission is working on to tackle sex discrimination and promote equality for women.
On 10 December 2011, we highlighted our work on protection for older and disabled people and for people at risk of violence.
On 10 December 2010, the 62nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we celebrated the achievements of human rights defenders.
On 3 December 2010, we marked the UN International Day of Disabled Persons which highlighted both the millions of disabled people around the world and the issues they face.