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16th Annual Human Rights Summit to Be Held at the United Nations in New York

16th Annual Human Rights Summit to Be Held at the United Nations in New York

​​​Youth for Human Rights International will hold its 16th Annual International Human Rights Summit June 27 - 28 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, followed by a multicultural human rights celebration June 29 in Harlem. Young people who wish to represent their…

Youth for Human Rights International World Educational Tour

Youth for Human Rights International World Educational Tour

The 16th annual Youth for Human Rights International World Educational Tour is circling the globe to make human rights a reality. This year, the tour will participate in conferences and meet with officials, educators and nongovernmental organizations in Angola, Ethiopia,…

Bringing Universal Rights to The Eternal City

Bringing Universal Rights to The Eternal City

Community leaders and officials including mayors representing more than 10 cities pledged their support of human rights education at a conference Dec. 10, held at the National Parliament of the Republic of Italy.  The celebration marked the 70th anniversary of…

Standing Up as a United Force for Human Rights

Standing Up as a United Force for Human Rights

​Dec. 10, 2018, marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Defining the 30 rights possessed by humanity, the UDHR remains the world’s premier human rights document. However, few can name even more than 10 percent of the 30…

Hollywood Cleanup Brightens Streets and Lives

With dirty, foul-smelling streets a common complaint of local Hollywood residents and care of the homeless a top community concern, volunteers from the Church of Scientology dedicated their Saturday morning to helping with both. In what has become a monthly tradition, volunteers swept…

Costa Rica Kicks Off Their Human Rights Campaign

The national soccer team not only trounced Northern Ireland 3-0 June 3, they also scored a winning goal as humanitarians. At the game, the team launched its partnership with Youth for Human Rights Costa Rica and its campaign to bring…

World Tour Promotes Human Rights in a Pivotal Year

World Tour Promotes Human Rights in a Pivotal Year

As the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) approaches, human rights violations still dominate media headlines — from human trafficking to ethnic cleansing and religious repression. To make an impact internationally, Youth for Human Rights, committed…

Combating Bullying of Mexico City Special Needs Kids

Combating Bullying of Mexico City Special Needs Kids

Bullying has reached alarming proportions at all levels of the Mexican educational system. Intimidation or verbal abuse (bullying) among students is more prevalent in Mexico than among the 34 countries evaluated, according to a 2014 report by the Organization for Economic Development…

Annual Human Rights Walk in The Woodlands, Texas

Annual Human Rights Walk in The Woodlands, Texas

Youth for Human Rights organized their 7th annual Human Rights Walk and Festival at Town Green Park in The Woodlands, a community 30 miles north of downtown Houston, Texas. The event was held Dec. 9 in honor of International Human…

Youth for Human Rights Hosts Youth Summit at the UN

Youth for Human Rights Hosts Youth Summit at the UN

66 young human rights activists representing 42 nations traveled to the United Nations Aug. 24 to attend the 14th annual Human Rights Summit, organized by Youth for Human Rights International. The program brought together thes9e young men and women with…

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