Human Rights are defined as the basic rights and freedoms that all humans should be guaranteed, such as the right to life and liberty, freedom of thought and expression, education and equality before the law.
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood." — Article 1 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
It is only with the suppression of Human Rights that dictatorships can survive. As such, protecting Human Rights becomes one of the pillars of maintaining democracy. The battle is fought on many fronts; from individuals caught in violence and repression who decide to fight back to organized groups that work to make changes and illuminate repression. Action and publicity are the two avenues that can bring change and empower resistance and success.