We live in a largely affluent city, with excellent schools and services, yet we have children being raised in poverty, living in poor accommodation with poor standards of living. I pledge on their behalf.
Protecting human rights is the sign of a civilized society and culture. Citizens of York should be proud to be first to stand up for what is right and true.
Human rights matter because no matter what your history, religion, race, socio economic status – your story matters and the more we can learn from the experiences of others, the stronger we will become as a community.
York is a city that is engaged with human rights at all levels, and although not perfect, works hard to protect everyone’s human rights. At a time when these fundamental and universal rights are at threat globally and at home York becoming the UKs first human rights city is...