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Nelson Mandela lays in a hospital bed in South Africa waiting. I wonder if it reminds him of his 27 years in prison. He may not reach his 95th birthday, which is less than two weeks away on the 18th of June. It’s a day set aside as a call to action for people everywhere to make the world a better place.

For Mandela Day, the Nelson Mandela Foundation asks people to set aside 67 minutes for service, one minute for each year of his service to his country. Although there are organized events, one of the easiest things to do is post something on Facebook that celebrates, or brings awareness to a human rights issue for the 67 days starting with his birthday. That may sound like a lot of days to write about human rights, until you start looking for human rights issues. There’s no shortage of them.
Humanrights.com, Amnesty International and other sources report that individuals are:
Tortured or abused in at least 81 countriesFace unfair trials in at least 54 countriesRestricted in …