Human Rights Advocates Honored on Capitol Hill

The finale of the 14th annual Youth for Human Rights International World Tour on Capitol Hill acknowledged stellar volunteers. Outstanding human rights volunteers were honored with Presidential Volunteer Service Awards in a Capitol Hill ceremony marking the finale of Youth for Human Rights International’s 14th annual World Educational Tour.Ambassador Don Bliss (Ret.), President of the National Capital Area Chapter of United Nations Association of the United States of America, ac … [Read more...]

Living Up to Being a Scientologist

This article from the Scientology Religion website discusses the commitment Scientologists feel about volunteering to make this a better world.The Code of a Scientologist requires every Scientologist to make a solemn commitment to benefit others: As a Scientologist, I pledge myself to the Code of Scientology for the good of all. ... To use the best I know of Scientology to the best of my ability; to help my family, friends, groups and the world. ... To make this world a saner better pl … [Read more...]

Help Spread the Peaceful Future of Award-Winning Google Doodle

Kudos to Google for running their "Doodle for Google" competition and selecting one with such an upbeat message for the winner of the award. And congratulations to Sarah Harrison who designed the winning doodle, promoting inclusion and tolerance. I encourage people to spread this message along with the fundamental principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.As Google describes the contest: "Last year, we asked young artists across the US to create a doodle about what they see … [Read more...]

Church of Scientology – Our Help is Yours in 2017

The Church of Scientology has published a new video overview of a few the many global humanitarian and social betterment programs it sponsors or supports. Through some 1,500,000 volunteers worldwide, these programs unite and empower youth, educators, police, clergy, civic leaders and men, women and youth of goodwill.They address the social issues that pervade and degrade society: drug abuse and addiction, human rights violations, disasters, illiteracy, crime and immorality.The overriding … [Read more...]

Do You Know Your Human Rights?

Most people can only name two or three of the 30 human rights enshrined in the UniversalYouth for Human Rights created a series of brief vidoes illustrating in less than a minute the essence of each of the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).Although we celebrated the 68th anniversary of the adoption of the UDHR this week, the International Labour Organization (ILO) reports:Almost 21 million people are victims of forced labour – 11.4 million women and g … [Read more...]

Stand Up For Religious Freedom and Human Rights on Human Rights Day

A blog on the Scientology Religion website expresses the views of the Scientology religion on the subject of human rights, and explains why Scientology Churches around the world hold conferences, stage marches and are otherwise intimately involved in Human Rights Day each December 10.Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article 18 of the Universal … [Read more...]

International Women’s Day Event Promotes Human Rights

An International Women's Day workshop on women's rights at Fitzroy House in London was conducted March 7 by Youth for Human Rights International President Mary Shuttleworth. The program brought together representatives of the city's Iranian, Turkish and Kurdish communities, directors of local charities, educators, the coordinator of Youth for Human Rights South Asia and Youth for Human Rights members from across the UK.Tremendous strides have been made in women's rights over the last c … [Read more...]

Freewinds Teams Up With Youth for Human Rights and UNESCO for Human Rights Education Read more: http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/15/04/p5377814/freewinds-teams-up-with-youth-for-human-rights-and-unesco-for-human-rig#ixzz3WBSpUM3a

A joint project of UNESCO and Youth for Human Rights International with the help of Scientology Motor Vessel Freewinds, provides human rights education training to St. Kitts and Nevis teachers, correctional officers and religious leaders. (PRWEB) April 01, 2015 St. Kitts and Nevis educators participated in a program March 4-5 that launched a joint UNESCO and Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) project to implement human rights education throughout St. Kitts and Nevis. The project was t … [Read more...]