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International Tolerance Day-2018

“Tolerance is an act of humanity, which we must nurture and enact each in own lives every day, to rejoice in the diversity that makes us strong and the values that bring us together.”

Tolerance is the gate to learn how to as "accept, respect and appreciate" the various cultures and all our different perspectives, and habits. It is a “human right” to be applied and should be expected to be practiced worldwide including the international organizations, rather than to be limited to merely few individuals, but groups and nations.

There is no doubt that a world free of tolerance would not be a good place to be. Accordingly, the UN presented The International Day for Tolerance in 1996. It is rooted by the strong belief that everyone has the right to express himself/herself freely, including the religion without fear of bias or mock.

Hence, the International Day for Tolerance is the time for people to encourage and learn about respecting and recognizing the rights and beliefs of others across the world. On this day, it is also a chance to spotlight upon the negative impacts of intolerance. Subsequently, live discussions and debates take place around the world on this day, focusing on how various forms of injustice, oppression, racism and unfair discrimination have such a negative impact on society and nations worldwide. 

The International Day of Tolerance, 2018 has launched under the theme of “Educational Event” featuring the #YouTube_channels since short films have been screened to inspire all to shift tackling the issues related to tolerance and induced to have a truly positive impact. Additionally, Schools and universities held multiple activities to educate and learn how to practice tolerance between religious, social and cultural groups.

However, the meaning of tolerance is deeper and influential in order to be restricted to one-day-event, tolerance must become a lifestyle habit for all of us. Through a story or a book, we can get inspired to change the reality and to challenge our restrictions in order to have a better society for all of us.

Now! Pick one of our selection which we believe it might have a great impact to lead you free thought and positive change in society:

The Reason I Jump, Naoki Higashida 

The Story of My Life, Helen Keller

I am Malala, Malala Yousafzai

Orlando, Virginia Woolf

Elizabeth is Missing, Emma Healey

The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath

If this is a Man, Primo Levi

Ain’t I a Woman, Bell Hooks

If the world needed anything more as of now, it is Tolerance!