Creating Human Rights Champions in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea

How Augustine Brian, who was abused by police in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, transformed his attackers into human rights advocates.

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Bringing Human Rights Into a Jungle of Crime

How thousands of Colombian jungle soldiers are learning the 30 articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights from their peers in the habitat they know best.

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Human Rights from the Top Down in Nigeria

Raymond Onwualo is taking on the ultimate human rights challenge: the Nigerian military.

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Youth for Human Rights Spotlighted in Atlanta

Youth for Human Rights program plays an important role in Atlanta’s legacy of freedom.

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Youth for Human Rights Latin America Summit Hosted in State Capitol of Nuevo León

Youth advocates, government officials and experts come together to promote human rights education as the way to create a world of tolerance and peace.

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Bringing Human Rights to the Heart of Brazil

Teacher Raimundo Sousa starts at his home school, but intends to uplift the entire country with human rights.

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Educators Call United For Human Rights “A Teacher’s Best Friend”

Charged with preparing students to be citizens of a diverse democracy, social studies teachers rely on United for Human Rights.

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Human Rights Education Builds Respect in India

In Mumbai, students transform into proud advocates after learning their basic rights.

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12th Annual International Human Rights Summit

The 12th annual International Human Rights Summit began with a flourish of flags and 43 young people representing 33 nations in a procession signaling the start of the three-day Summit at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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Philippines Finds New Strength with Human Rights

The legacy of martial law and suppressed freedom of speech and other basic rights under Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos still lives today in the island nation. The U.S. State Department Human Rights Report of 2015 cites “significant human rights problems,” including “allegations of violence against human rights activists,” while those entrusted to protect them are themselves accused of human rights violations.

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Human Rights Education Package: What Educators Say

Eighty five percent of Youth for Human Rights and Bringing Human Rights to Life Education Packages are ordered by school and university educators. With users rating the curriculum and materials on a scale of 1 to 10—based on effectiveness, ease of use and response from students...

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Bangladeshi Students Shine Spotlight on Nation’s URGENT Human Rights Issues

In Bangladesh, a country the size of the state of Idaho, nearly 83 percent of the population lives on less than $2 a day. The world’s second-largest exporter of clothing, Bangladesh pays garment workers as little as $68 a month for 10-hour days under sweatshop conditions. Some 85 percent of these workers are women—who are left with the choice of putting up with deplorable conditions or no job.

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Attorney General Prioritizes Rights Education Toward Human Rights in Guatemala

Over 200,000 Guatemalans died in the 1960-1996 civil war. According to the UN-sponsored Historical Clarification Commission, 83 percent of those killed were indigenous Mayans, and 93 percent of these gross human rights violations were perpetrated by the military. To help the country recover from this nightmare, the Guatemala Congress charged the Human Rights Attorney General with the task of defending the rights established in the Constitution of the Republic and in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Human Rights Education: What Officials Say

At the end of the presentation, an anti-bullying music video (UNITED) was shown. The children loved it so much they begged to see it again. During the video, their eyes were glued to the screen and at the end, many students joined in clapping their hands as well....

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Scaling the Summits to Promote Human Rights

Italian alpine climber Daniele Nardi is one of an elite group who have made it to the summit of five of the 14 highest mountains on Earth, the “eight-thousanders” as they are known because they rise above 8,000 meters (26,200 feet). His mountaineering conquests include reaching the summit of the two tallest peaks: Mount Everest and the notoriously dangerous K2.

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Youth for Human Rights Teaches Students to Take a Stand

Human rights education is implemented in modern school systems to bring an end to bullying and other conflicts of contemporary life in North America. Following are excerpts from the reports of two teachers using the Youth for Human Rights program in their classrooms.

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Human Rights for a New Generation Educating Young People in Timor-Leste

After hundreds of years of Portuguese colonial rule and 24 years of Indonesian occupation, and its aftermath that left hundreds of thousands of people homeless or dead and destroyed most of the country’s homes and schools, the new nation of Timor-Leste emerged in 2002 as the world’s first sovereign nation born in the 21st century.

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Bringing Reform to Colombian Army and Restoring “Faith in the Cause”

For more than 50 years, Colombia has been torn by internal armed conflict, with the National Army and paramilitary groups waging a counterinsurgency war against left-wing guerrillas. During the bloody conflict, serious human rights violations have been perpetrated.

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