Human rights are rights we have simply because we exist as human beings. These universal rights are inherent to us all, regardless of nationality, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. Human rights range from the most fundamental rights such as the right to life to rights that make life worth living such as the right to education, and the right to work. Human rights are essential for all human beings in order to live a dignified life and enable us to make choices about our lives and develop our potential as human beings. Ensuring human rights is crucial to living in a society that is free from fear, harassment or discrimination.