All human beings are born free and equal. You are worth the same,
and have the same rights as anyone else. You are born with the ability
to think and to know right from wrong, and should act toward others
in a spirit of friendliness.
Everyone should have all of the rights and freedoms in this statement,
no matter what race, sex, or color he or she may be. It shouldn't
matter where you were born, what language you speak, what religion
you are, what political opinions you have, or whether you're rich
or poor. Everyone should have all of the rights in this statement.
Everyone has the right to live, to be free, and to feel safe.
No one should be held in slavery for any reason. The buying and selling
of human beings should be prevented at all times.
No one shall be put through torture, or any other treatment or punishment
that is cruel or makes him or her feel less than human.
Everyone has the right to be accepted everywhere as a person, according
You have the right to be treated equally by the law, and to have the
same protection under the law as anyone else. Everyone should have
protection from being treated in ways that go against this document,
and from having anyone cause others to go against the rights in this
If your rights under the law are violated, you should have the right
to fair and skillful judges who will see that justice is done.
No one shall be arrested, held in jail, or thrown and kept out of
her or his own country for no good reason.
You have the same rights as anyone else to a fair and public hearing
by courts that will be open-minded and free to make their own decisions
if you are ever accused of breaking the law, or if you have to go
to court for some other reason.
1) If you are blamed for a crime, you have the right to be thought
of as innocent until you are proven guilty, according to the law,
in a fair and public trial where you have the basic things you need
to defend yourself.
2) No one shall be punished for anything that was not illegal when
it happened. Nor can anyone be given a greater punishment than the
one that applied when the crime was committed.
No one has the right to butt-in to your privacy, home, or mail, or
attack your honesty and self-respect for no good reason. Everyone
has the right to have the law protect him or her against all such
meddling or attacks.
1) Within any country you have the right to go and live where you
2) You have the right to leave any country, including your own, and
return to it when you want.
1) Everyone has the right to seek shelter from harassment in another
2) This right does not apply in cases where the person has done something
against the law that has nothing to do with politics, or when she
or he has done something that is against what the United Nations is
1) You have a right to a country where you're from.
2) No one should be able to take you away from, or stop you from changing
your country for no good reason.
1) Grown men and women have the right to marry and start a family,
without anyone trying to stop them or make it hard because of their
race, country, or religion. Both partners have equal rights in getting
married, during the marriage, and if and when they decide to end it.
2) A marriage shall take place only with the agreement of the couple.
3) The family is the basic part of society, and should be protected
1) Everyone has the right to have belongings that they can keep alone,
or share with other people.
2) No one has the right to take your things away from you for no good
You have the right to believe the things you want to believe, to have
ideas about right and wrong, and to believe in any religion you want.
This includes the right to change your religion if you want, and to
practice it without anybody interfering.
You have the right to tell people how you feel about things without
being told that you have to keep quiet. You have the right to read
the newspaper or listen to the radio without someone trying to stop
you, no matter where you live. Finally, you have the right to print
your opinions in a newspaper or magazine, and send them anywhere without
having someone try to stop you.
1) You have the right to gather peacefully with people, and to be
with anyone you want.
2) No one can force you to join or belong to any group.
1) You have the right to be part of your government by being in it,
or choosing the people who are in fair elections.
2) Everyone has the right to serve her or his country in some way.
3) The first job of any government is to do what its people want it
to do. This means you have the right to have elections every so often,
where each person's vote counts the same, and where everyone's vote
is his or her own business.
Everyone, as a person on this planet, has the right to have her or
his basic needs met, and should have whatever it takes to live with
pride, and become the person he or she wants to be. Every country
or group of countries should do everything they possible can to make
1) You have the right to work and to choose your job, to have fair
and safe working conditions, and to be protected against not having
2) You have the right to the same pay as anyone else who does the
same work, without anyone playing favorites.
3) You have the right to decent pay so that you and your family can
get by with pride. That means that if you don't get paid enough to
do that, you should get other kinds of help.
4) You have the right to form or be part of a union that will serve
and protect your interests.
Everyone has the right to rest and relaxation, which includes limiting
the number of hours he or she has to work, and allowing for holidays
with pay once in a while.
1) You have the right to have what you need to live a decent life,
including food, clothes, a home, and medical care for you and your
family. You have the right to get help from society if you're sick
or unable to work, if you're older or a widow, or you're in any other
kind of situation that keeps you from working through no fault of
2) Everyone has the right to an education. It should be free of charge,
and should be required for all, at least in the early years. Later
education for jobs and college has to be there for anyone who wants
it and is able to do it.
1) Everyone has the right to an education. It should be free of charge,
and should be required for all, at least in early years. Later education
for jobs and college has to be there for anyone who wants it and is
able to do it.
2) The idea of education is to help people become the best they can
be. It should teach them to respect and understand each other, and
to be kind to everyone, no matter who they are or where they are from.
Education should help to promote the activities of the United Nations
in an effort to create a peaceful world.
1) You have the right to join in and be part of the world of art,
music, and books. You have the right to enjoy the arts, and to share
in the advantages that come from new discoveries in the sciences.
2) You have the right to get the credit and any profit that comes
from something that you have written, made, or discovered.
Everyone has the right to the kind of world where their rights and
freedoms, such as the ones in this statement, are respected and made
1) You have a responsibility to the place you live and the people
around you-we all do. Only by watching out for each other can we each
become our individual best.
2) In order to be free, there have to be laws and limits that respect
everyone's rights, meet our sense of right and wrong, and keep the
peace in a world where we all play an active part.
3) Nobody should use her or his freedom to go against what the United
Nations is all about.
There is nothing in this statement that says that anybody has the
right to do anything that would weaken or take away these rights.
By Little House Alternative School, Dorchester, Massachusetts