Everyone has human rights, no matter who they are or where they live. But what exactly are human rights? Human rights are basic rights and freedoms that belong to every single one of us. They’re based on values like dignity, fairness, equality and respect. And they’re essential for a fair and just society. So how can you stand up for your human rights? First and foremost, it’s important to be aware of your own rights and what they mean. Then you need to understand how they might be violated. Once you know your rights and how they might be violated, you can take action to protect them – whether that means speaking up, taking part in campaigning or protesting, or reporting human rights violations.