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Rights To Freedom Of Peaceful Assembly And Of Association

The right of freedom of peaceful assembly includes the right to hold meetings, sit-ins, strikes, rallies, events or other forms of protests, both offline and online.

Expressing grievances or concerns freely, through peaceful protest, also forms an integral part of the right to participation.

The right to freedom of association involves the right of individuals or any legal entities to interact and organize among themselves to collectively express, promote, pursue and defend common interests. This includes the right to form and run non-governmental organizations, trade unions, foundations, political parties and religious associations. Freedoms of peaceful assembly and of association serve as a vehicle for the exercise of many other rights and are essential components of democracy.

Where can I learn more?

For more information, visit the UN Human Rights Website on:

Right To Social Security

Social security guarantees dignity for all persons when they are faced with circumstances that deprive them of their capacity to fully realize their human rights.