Inspired By: Mary Robinson
The aim of human rights, if I may borrow a term from engineering, is to move beyond the design and drawing-board phase, to move beyond thinking and talking about the foundations stones – to laying those foundation stones, inch by inch, together.
It is people who go through suffering that have an empathy for the suffering of others.
Symbols give us our identity, our self image, our way of explaining ourselves to ourselves and to others. Symbols in turn determine the kinds of stories we tell, and the stories we tell determine the kind of history we make and remake.
Mary served as the first female president of Ireland from 1990-1997. Today she continues to be an activist, writer, and human rights champion.
Read more about her here: https://theelders.org/mary-robinson