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Human Security

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uman Security is a concept that deals with the protection of an individual's personal safety and freedom from direct and indirect threats of voilence.

These threats include environmental destruction, overpopulation, spread of infectious diseases, food supply, energy crisis, physical/mental harassment, racism, and others that endanger thewell-being of our daily lives.

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GDRC acknowledges the contributions made by Ms. Yumiko Usui in putting together an initial set of resources that was used to create this SD Feature. Further contributions to this section are welcome! Please send a message to the email listed below.

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Did you know? 10 December is celebrated worldwide as Human Rights Day