Prior to the flashmob students were involved in a workshop and came up with chants to highlight human rights abuses. Among the chants were 'everyone deserves to eat, come together stamp your feet' and 'everyone deserves a place regardless of whatever race'.
Speaking at the event, organiser Stephanie McDermott, Department of Sociology, Maynooth University Kilkenny Campus said “Human rights abuses are on the rise with minority groups and in particular children are subject to horrendous abuse. 40 million people below the age of 15 suffer from neglect and abuse and 246 million children are involved in child labour. To quote Edmund Burke 'The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing'. We all have a responsibility to promote and to attempt to lessen the suffering of others”.
Human Rights Day was established in 1948 and this was the first major step taken to ensure that the rights of every human across the globe are protected. It is celebrated 10th December each year.