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Helping Secure a Humane Future in The Gambia

In the spirit of a new era for human rights in The Gambia under the leadership of President Adama Barrow, the 15th Annual Youth for Human Rights International World Tour joined forces with officials and nonprofits in the country to…

Bringing Human Rights to Life at Buffalo Women's Conference

Bringing Human Rights to Life at Buffalo Women's Conference

A workshop presented by the Buffalo chapter of Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) March 25 at the 4th Annual Women’s Conference, introduced attendees to their rights. Organized by the University of Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center, the conference promoted women’s leadership by creating an opportunity for women…

Brussels Open House Promotes Tolerance and Inclusion

Brussels Open House Promotes Tolerance and Inclusion

The United Nations selected a universal theme for International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2018: Promoting tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity in the context of combating racial discrimination. The day is set aside to promote Article 1 of the…

Goal: To Secure a Humane Future for the People of West Africa

Goal: To Secure a Humane Future for the People of West Africa

The horrific effects of long-term illiteracy are not just theoretical in Liberia, Sierra Leone and other West African countries according to Pasadena attorney Tim Bowles and Liberian human rights activist Joseph Yarsiah. At a human rights open house and dinner…

Bringing Human Rights to a People in Need of Change

Bringing Human Rights to a People in Need of Change

With the end of more than two decades of dictatorship in the Gambia, Nfamarah Jawneh, founder of a local nonprofit, is determined to transform his country through human rights. Jawneh faced many challenges during the previous regime. Although the constitution of the…

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…

South Korean Citizens Protest Against Government Inaction on Human Rights Violation

South Korean Citizens Protest Against Government Inaction on Human Rights Violation

The South Korean government has been actively engaged in the reconciliation process with North Korea, however, its inactivity to protect its citizens' freedom of religion has led to a massive rally. According to Cheonji-News, on March 4 the Human Rights…

Introducing Tibetan Children in Exile to Their Rights

Introducing Tibetan Children in Exile to Their Rights

To thousands of Tibetans living in exile in India, the human rights most people take for granted have been an elusive dream. More than 1,000 Tibetan children and youths flee their homeland each year in search of the freedom to…

Promoting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the City of Its Birth

Promoting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the City of Its Birth

A team of young human rights advocates from the Church of Scientology Paris is bringing a “new” subject to the attention of Parisians and visitors to the City of Lights. They look upon it as new because so many people they approach can…

Celebrating Human Rights on Martin Luther King Day

Celebrating Human Rights on Martin Luther King Day

Despite the bad news that fills the media, many people work to “drive out darkness” and spread the light Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of in his famous sermon at the Dexter Baptist Church on Nov. 17, 1957. They…

Travel Bans Aren't Canadian Insists Toronto's Glen Ames Senior Public School's "Walking Lead" Robotics Club

Travel Bans Aren't Canadian Insists Toronto's Glen Ames Senior Public School's "Walking Lead" Robotics Club

​​​​​​​​​​​Under pressure from high-school students who want to attend international educational and development opportunities, the Toronto District School Board will consider on Feb. 7 a recommendation from its governance committee to amend its blanket ban on student trips to the…

CCHR Exhibit Exposes Human Rights Abuses in the Mental Health Industry

CCHR Exhibit Exposes Human Rights Abuses in the Mental Health Industry

Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) brought the Psychiatry: An Industry of Death exhibit to the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel Jan. 12 to 14 to educate D.C. professionals on ADHD treatments that have come under fire from the UN Committee on the…

Tennessee United for Human Rights Working for the Dream

Tennessee United for Human Rights Working for the Dream

On the King Center website, Coretta Scott King describes the significance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day to honor the legacy of “a man who brought hope and healing to America ... The King Holiday honors the life and…

A Year for Human Rights Begins in Amsterdam

A Year for Human Rights Begins in Amsterdam

The Church of Scientology Amsterdam’s expansive new home at Wibautstraat 112 on the city’s Knowledge Mile was the perfect venue for the launch of 12 months of human rights activities to raise awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in…

Indigenous Dayak Farmers Speak Out on Discrimination Against Palm Oil

Indigenous Dayak Farmers Speak Out on Discrimination Against Palm Oil

Indigenous Dayak palm oil farmers in Sarawak state of Malaysia launched a photo campaign today to tell their side of the story on palm oil. The campaign was created to present the facts on palm oil from the indigenous farmers…

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…

Helping Refugees in Spain Understand Their Human Rights

Helping Refugees in Spain Understand Their Human Rights

Committed to human rights for all, the Madrid-based National Church of Scientology of Spain is working with immigrant rights groups to educate refugees on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) so they understand and can stand up for their rights. Volunteers from the…

Setting in Motion a Year of Human Rights

Setting in Motion a Year of Human Rights

For the year leading up to the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the Church of Scientology Denmark has organized a series of programs to raise awareness of the document — a vital step in attaining…

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…

Celebrating Human Rights in a Landmark Year

Celebrating Human Rights in a Landmark Year

A series of activities promoting human rights began the yearlong campaign of the Church of Scientology of Washington State to raise awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), adopted December 10, 1948, leading up to the document’s 70th anniversary. The programs…

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