Youth for Human Rights International Begins its 3rd Annual World Tour to Promote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
July 1, 2006
Youth for Human Rights International launched its 3rd annual World Tour this weekend as part of their campaign to make human rights a fact through implementing human rights education around the world.
The urgent need to make all nations honor and enforce the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is demonstrated by the fact that today there are 100 million children living on the street and 115 million primary school-aged youth denied schooling. It is further emphasized by the estimated 1.5 million children trafficked into slavery over the past year.
Youth for Human Rights International believes that educating today's youth on the Universal Declaration is the key to guaranteeing these rights. To bring each the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration to life for young people and adults alike, Youth for Human Rights and the Church of Scientology International have teamed up to produce 30 public service announcements.
The first 3 of these PSAs were released in 2005 and can be seen on the Youth for Human Rights web site or downloaded as podcasts.
The tour will consist of 30 events, each one releasing one of the 30 PSAs, in cities in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine, Istanbul, United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.
For more information on the Church of Scientology International's human rights campaign, call the CSI Human Rights Department at (323) 960-3500. For information on Youth for Human Rights International, call (323) 663-5799 or email firstname.lastname@example.org