The United Nations Convention on Human Rights includes the right of all citizens to participate in cultural activities. Västarvet is working for the natural and cultural heritage to include democratic values and human rights in the long term.
The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights starts by stating that the basis for freedom, justice and peace in the world is through recognizing that people are equal and have the same rights. They are legally binding regulations that all national, regional and local organisations in Sweden must comply with in their activities and towards their target groups.
Human rights apply to everyone all over the world and safeguard the right to say what they think, to practise any chosen religion and the right to fundamental needs such as security, healthcare, education and satisfactory standard of living. Another important right is participating in cultural life, something which we at Västarvet feel is very important.
A human rights approach to work is an explicit requirement on all activities at Västarvet. In 2016 and 2017, all staff will be trained to raise their skills in this area. The goal is that a human rights approach will be visible in WHAT we work with and HOW we work with it.