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CCHR Warns Parents of the Danger of Psychiatric Drugs

It may be the start of the school year for children across the country, but the Sacramento chapter of Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is focusing on parents—educating them about their rights and warning them of the dangers of…

3rd Annual Religions of the World Forum at the Church of Scientology

A vibrant performance of Aztec music and dance opened the third annual Religions of the World event organized by the California Chapter of Youth for Human Rights and Dr. Arik Greenberg, Founder of the Institute for Religious Tolerance, Peace and Justice. It began…

UN Human Rights Council Condemns Forced Psychiatric Practices

​The United Nations Human Rights Council has condemned forced psychiatric treatment, including electroshock therapy (ECT), and called for a repeal of laws that allow coercive practices in the mental health field. According to the Council’s recent “Mental health and human…

Gentlemen Don't Stand by in the Face of Human Trafficking

​​Christopher King is a man with a mission—to put an end to human trafficking. When King learned that the state of Florida ranks third for human trafficking of youth age 12 to 18 he knew he had to take this on. “Being…

Youth Forum on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

​​​​​More than 200 human rights advocates from 15 nations took part in a regional Youth for Human Rights Summit last month to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through human rights education. Honored guests included Youth for Human Rights…

Australians Are in Danger, Warns Psychiatric Watchdog

A Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) documentary, Psychiatry: Friend or Foe? The Untold Story of Australian Psychiatry, looks into these startling facts. In Australia, with a population of 24 million: More than 35 million prescriptions for psychiatric drugs are written every year…

Human Rights Group Promotes Positive Change in the Gambia

Two decades of oppressive dictatorship, ended only a year ago, left The Gambia in a very precarious position. Entire generations grew up ignorant of their rights and responsibilities, leaving them ill-prepared to operate in and secure the future of the…

What Does Human Rights Look Like?

Young boys and girls who never had a chance — but now do: That is what human rights looks like on a grassroots level and that is what drives Pascal Nwoga of Nigeria and his Youth for Human Rights campaign.  Children…

Protesting the Use of Antidpressants on Children

Citizens Commission on Human Rights, an international psychiatric watchdog group, wants adolescent and child psychiatrists to answer some very pointed questions. They demanded those attending the World Congress of the International Association for Adolescent and Child Psychiatrists in Prague cease…

CCHR Demands Drastic Change From British Psychiatrists

Citizens Commission on Human Rights was on hand at the opening of this year’s Royal College of Psychiatrists International Convention to challenge psychiatrists over their ethics. They are administering dangerous psychotropic drugs to the country’s school children, they say, when there is…

Harlem Applauds Young Activists at the Finale of the Human Rights Summit

Queen Mother Dr. Delois N. Blakely, Honorary Community Mayor of Harlem and founder of New Future Foundation, welcomed 88 young human rights advocates from around the world to Harlem. Hosted by the Church of Scientology Harlem, the celebration was the final…

Spectacular Human Rights Summit Gets Off to a Great Start

As more than a 100 young men and women filed into the iconic Economic and Social Council Chamber at the United Nations in New York July 5 for the Human Rights Summit of Youth for Human Rights International, dignitaries and guests welcomed them…

Human Rights Adds a New Dimension to Women's Conference

A human rights workshop by the Buffalo chapter of Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) brought the subject to life for those attending the 4th Annual Women's Conference of the University of Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center (EOC). EOC celebrates women’s leadership…

15th Human Rights Summit to Be Held in July

Youth for Human Rights International announces enrollment is now open for the 15th annual International Human Rights Summit. The event is organized in collaboration with leading NGOs and permanent missions to the United Nations and will take place at the United Nations.…

Protecting the Next Generation From Domestic Violence

Claudia Fernandes is taking a stand against domestic violence in Porto, Portugal. More than 450 women have been killed in Portugal through domestic violence over the past 12 years. In 2016, the country registered 22,773 cases of domestic violence — the equivalent…

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…

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