Human Rights Press Releases

VOICES FOR HUMANITY Fights for Human Rights With Simone Hsu

VOICES FOR HUMANITY Fights for Human Rights With Simone Hsu

​​​​​Scientology Network’s VOICES FOR HUMANITY, the weekly series presenting heroic change-makers from a variety of faiths, cultures and nations, working to uplift their communities, announces a new episode featuring the work of Taiwanese human rights activist Simone Hsu. VOICES FOR HUMANITY…

Voices for Humanity Rocks for Human Rights With Wil Seabrook

Voices for Humanity Rocks for Human Rights With Wil Seabrook

​​​​​Scientology Network’s VOICES FOR HUMANITY, the weekly series presenting heroic change makers from a variety of faiths, cultures and nations working to uplift their communities, announces a new episode featuring the work of human rights activist Wil Seabrook.​ VOICES FOR HUMANITY airs…

Scientology Foundation Gains Special Consultative Status to the UN

Scientology Foundation Gains Special Consultative Status to the UN

Mejora means “improvement” in Spanish, and Fundacion MEJORA is an apt name for the organization that has just achieved Special Consultative Status to the United Nations. Its full name is Fundacion MEJORA: Foundation for the Improvement of Life, Culture and…

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…

CCHR Led Hundreds of Protestors Outside Psychiatric Convention Demanding a Ban on Electroshock Treatment

CCHR Led Hundreds of Protestors Outside Psychiatric Convention Demanding a Ban on Electroshock Treatment

​​​​​​​​​Members of the mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) and others concerned about the continuing use of electroshock treatment on 100,000 Americans each year—some aged five or younger[1] marched through the streets of San Francisco on Saturday,…

Police killings: African Americans can sue US police in National Courts of 118 nations for genocide

Police killings: African Americans can sue US police in National Courts of 118 nations for genocide

Police killings: African Americans can sue US police in National Courts of 118 nations for genocide International War Crimes Judge Lambremont Webre : "African Americans can sue US police, local, state, federal, appointed & elected officials under ICC Art. 6…

World Tour 2019 Brings Human Rights Education to Angola

World Tour 2019 Brings Human Rights Education to Angola

​Youth for Human Rights International reached out to Angola with tools to help the country live up to its full potential. Despite vast natural resources and one of the most rapidly growing economies in the world, Angola faces critical social…

New York Joins Over 100 Cities in Global Commemoration of the 60th Tibetan National Uprising Day

New York Joins Over 100 Cities in Global Commemoration of the 60th Tibetan National Uprising Day

2019 marks both the 60th anniversary of the Tibetan National Uprising and the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre. With over one million Uyghurs currently detained in internment camps, March 10, 2019 marks an important symbol of solidarity among those affected by China's abuse.…

Human Rights World Tour 2019: Returning to Its Roots

Human Rights World Tour 2019: Returning to Its Roots

Youth for Human Rights International launched its 16th annual World Educational Tour in South Africa. Arriving Feb. 22, the visit was a homecoming—as South Africa was one of the stops of the first World Educational Tour in 2004. But even…

Circling the Globe Once More in the Name of Human Rights

Circling the Globe Once More in the Name of Human Rights

​Youth for Human Rights International World Educational Tour sets out for the 16th time. The goal: to make human rights a fact by raising awareness and understanding of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “I believe in the incredibly powerful…

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,…

Involuntary Commitment: What is the Law? What Are Your Rights?

Involuntary Commitment: What is the Law? What Are Your Rights?

​Citizen Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) Los Angeles chapter organized a forum at the Church of Scientology Pasadena on a vital subject: how to protect oneself and one’s loved ones from involuntary commitment. Treatment Advocacy Center gives California an “F”…

Child Drugging Should Be the Last Resort Claims CCHR

Child Drugging Should Be the Last Resort Claims CCHR

The Seattle chapter of Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) sponsored a community forum at the Church of Scientology Seattle on alternatives to psychiatric drugging of minors in Washington State and to inform parents of a new code revision put in place to safeguard Washington…

Breaking the Vicious Pattern of Domestic Violence

Breaking the Vicious Pattern of Domestic Violence

According to a survey conducted by the California Department of Health Care Services and the California Department of Public Health, some 40 percent of California women have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime. Verbal and physical domestic abuse is an illness…

Activists Protest the Drugging of Japanese Toddlers

Activists Protest the Drugging of Japanese Toddlers

Members of the mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) protested against psychiatrists for administering powerful psychotropic drugs to children.  Dozens of irate protesters took to the streets with bullhorns and banners at the annual congress of the Japanese…

Warning Santa Monica About Psychiatric Abuse

Warning Santa Monica About Psychiatric Abuse

Alarming statistics have surfaced showing the danger of long-term use of psychotropic drugs. According to a survey of 250 long-term users of these drugs, 74 percent wanted to quit because of drug side effects. Of those who tried to quit, 54 percent experienced…

Activists March for Mandatory  Human Rights Education

Activists March for Mandatory Human Rights Education

As the new year approaches, human rights violations are a fact of life internationally: poverty, illiteracy, persecution of populations based on ethnic or religious differences, and more victims of human trafficking than during the peak of the slave trade of…

Human Rights Day Conference to Achieve the Goals of the UDHR

Human Rights Day Conference to Achieve the Goals of the UDHR

On the 70th anniversary of the UN’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), some 120 representatives of NGOs and religious groups filled Room VII of the Palais des Nations, once home to the League of Nations and…

Representatives of 25 Nations Celebrate 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Representatives of 25 Nations Celebrate 70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Representatives of 25 nations celebrated the 70th anniversary of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) at the “Diversity Meets Equality” event at the Church of Scientology & Community Centre in Dublin. Erin King-Swords (22), president of Youth for Human Rights (YHR)…

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…

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