Our planet belongs to everyone. No countries or borders can change that. We must all share our resources – equally.
Equality means that everyone has equal rights. It shouldn’t matter what abilities you have or what country you live in or come from, nor what skin colour you have, what your gender is, or what religion you practice. Everyone should have the same opportunities!
The challenge - Different, but mostly equal
At the end of the day, humans have more similarities than differences. All people have dreams, desires, emotions and abilities. That makes us similar. We dream, feel and want different things. Some of us are good at math or can run fast. Others have difficulty reaching things, wear glasses, or hear poorly. That makes us different.
Other things make us different, too. The colour of our hair, where we are born, who we live with, which language we speak, or who we love makes us different. The fact that we are all born, that we have a language, and that we love make us similar.
It’s not always easy to imagine another person’s life, but try to imagine what it would be like if you were someone else – someone with different abilities than the ones you have. Who would you be? Which abilities would you have? Which abilities would you lack?
- Stand in front of the sink and ask someone to tie a blindfold around your head. Then try to brush your teeth without being able to see.
- Try to get dressed using just one hand. Another really tricky challenge is to tie your shoes with one hand.
- Sit on a chair in the kitchen. Without standing up, try to reach everything you need in order to set the table.