Standing Up for the Rights Everyone Has Simply Because They Are Human
In towns and cities across the globe, young members celebrated the 20th anniversary of Youth for Human Rights International and promoted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Human Rights Day.
United for Human Rights (UHR) and Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) chapters celebrated Human Rights Day 2021 with a parade of events around the globe. Youth and adults participated in marches, petition drives, Zoom conferences, award ceremonies, in-school workshops and other activities aimed at raising awareness of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and thus protecting these rights for all people.
Youth for Human Rights Sweden promoted the 30 human rights in a march through Malmö.
From Canada to Colombia, Sierra Leone to France and Spain to Cameroon, Youth for Human Rights volunteers and like-minded individuals held 130 events in 60 nations.
Here is a snapshot of the kinds of activities these chapters engaged in:
In Sweden, YHRI volunteers, human rights activists and like-minded groups marched together down the rainy streets of Malmö, promoting the 30 human rights, followed by a concert featuring local artists.
At a high school in Pennsylvania, 10th-grade students learned about the 30 human rights of the UDHR. They discussed ways to promote and uphold these rights and collected signatures on a petition to make human rights education mandatory.