Highlights on Summits Past

Highlights on Summits Past
Each Summit has marked milestones in he development of YHRI and established traditions making the Summit what it is today.

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Passionate Champion of Human Rights Awarded

Passionate Champion of Human Rights Awarded
Abeir Liton, a Bangladeshi Muslim youth has championed the cause of human rights.

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240,000 At-Risk Youth “Flip the Script” and Learn to Champion Their Human Rights

240,000 At-Risk Youth “Flip the Script” and Learn to Champion Their Human Rights
When National Alliance of Faith and Justice President Addie Richburg gets her hands on Youth for Human Rights, a transformative partnership is born.

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Teachers from Across America Get the Tools to Teach Human Rights

Teachers from Across America Get the Tools to Teach Human Rights
Youth for Human Rights representatives at this summer’s National Education Association Expo introduced teachers to a powerful resource that celebrates the right to education and empowers teachers and students alike.

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A Miniature Tale of an Epic World Tour

A Miniature Tale of an Epic World Tour
Circling the globe to bring home the importance of human rights education, this year’s Youth for Human Rights World Tour made an impact in 11 countries.

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Young Human Rights Enthusiasts in Ukraine Educate Others in Their City

Young Human Rights Enthusiasts in Ukraine Educate Others in Their City
A determined Anna Ganzhul sets out to solve in Mykolaiv, what she believes is the source of all its problems, ignorance of human rights.

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Youth for Human Rights Pilot a Great Success in Mongolian Schools

Youth for Human Rights Pilot a Great Success in Mongolian Schools
More than 4,000 Mongolian students learn their human rights in a pilot. The National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia plans to cap it all off with countrywide curriculum implementation.

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Welcome to a Second Grade Class Human Rights Paradise

Welcome to a Second Grade Class Human Rights Paradise
With the help of one effective program, Jordan has transformed the way her students interact.

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Religious Leaders Empower Africa

Religious Leaders Empower Africa
Delegates from five African nations share human rights priorities and progress.

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

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

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

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 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 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

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”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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