FALL 2015NEWSLETTER

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. … Overall, it was just what the students needed in support to our staff who speak to them on a consistent basis of the harmful effects of bullying and what they should do if someone is bullying them. On behalf of The Salvation Army Brownsville after school program, we are very appreciative to Youth for Human Rights New York Chapter for sharing their wisdom and time in the service of anti-bullying.”
Program Director, The Salvation Army, Brownsville Corps Community Center

“I want to commend you all for your dedication to improving the lives of people all over the world.”

—United States Senator from Florida

“My profound hope is that your International Human Rights Day event will help reinforce the ongoing fight for human rights not only in Canada, but also around the world—and that it will, as well, contribute towards inspiring the current generations of young people to maintain and deepen their interest in and commitment to promoting and implementing those rights. I wish to thank Youth for Human Rights for all your work towards this goal.”
Member of Parliament, Canada

“I want to commend you all for your dedication to improving the lives of people all over the world. Your education and advocacy efforts empower young men and women from all walks of life to demand their basic, inalienable rights as human beings. It is up to young people to ensure that these rights are protected and respected for generations to come.”
United States Senator from Florida

“The civil association ‘Youth for Human Rights Mexico’ is a group with prepared and trained members, with a great optimism in the diffusion of the rights of girls, boys and teenagers. Youth for Human Rights Mexico has been of great support in the promotion of human rights, with the production of informative events, talks and workshops in the Juridical Culture Centers in each of the federal entities.”
General Director, Juridical Culture Centers, Mexico



DATES
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2015

Human Rights Day is observed each December 10 to commemorate adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948.

United for Human Rights and Youth for Human Rights chapters hold petition drives, human rights walks and other events and activities to promote and activate support for the UDHR. To find a chapter near you or for help in organizing an event, contact us at activities@youthforhumanrights.org and let us know how we can assist you.



HELP MAKE HUMAN RIGHTS A REALITY

Join the international human rights movement by becoming a member of United for Human Rights. UHR assists individuals, educators, organizations and governmental bodies in all parts of the world to raise awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.