NEWSMAKING HUMAN RIGHTS A GLOBAL REALITY

TOUR TRAVELS 52,900 MILES ACROSS NINE COUNTRIES TO RAISE HUMAN RIGHTS AWARENESS

The Founder of Youth for Human Rights International is Mary Shuttleworth, shown here in South Africa, where she delivered interactive educational seminars in several schools, then traveled with her team on an educational tour of eight more countries.

The 16th Youth for Human Rights International Educational Tour visits nine countries to enlighten schoolchildren, build partnerships and promote universal human rights education.

The 16th YHRI Educational Tour in 2019 was a nine-country journey of 52,906 miles (85,144 km) through South Africa, Angola, Ethiopia, Switzerland, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, the USA and Nepal.

It started in South Africa where King Thomas Edgar Brown of the National Khoisan Kingdom welcomed the team. University professors, religious leaders, law enforcement, NGOs and the community gathered for two conferences on human rights education. Then workshops were delivered in Alexandria and Soweto schools.

In Angola, a conference was held and primary and secondary schools participated in interactive workshops. Martial arts students showcased their skills and then learned about the UDHR. A blood drive for the Luanda community hospital resulted in some 100 pints of lifesaving blood.

In Ethiopia, the tour met with senior officials of the African Union on human rights education’s role in peace-building strategies. The team also met with the Peace Education Consortium and gave public lectures hosted in three colleges and in the National Archives and Library Agency Hall.

All told, the 16th YHRI Educational Tour reached thousands directly, while media promoted the message of human rights education to millions more.

At the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, the tour held a celebration for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. There were also speeches from religious leaders and organizations such as the United Planet Foundation and Ustinov Prejudice Awareness Forum.

In Tokyo, Japan, an event focused on bullying prevention and brought together speakers from the prestigious International Peace Research Institute and the Friends of the United Nations Asia-Pacific. A second conference focused on the issue of human trafficking from a global perspective.

All told, the 16th YHRI Educational Tour reached thousands directly, while media promoted the message of human rights education to millions more.



FACTS

LET’S TALK ABOUT DIVERSITY

Diversity is a blessing. Let’s see the stats on some of the most diverse cities in the world.

2nd

LARGEST

population of immigrants in the world (after New York) is in London, dubbed the world’s cultural capital

800

LANGUAGES

are spoken in New York, making it the world’s most linguistically diverse city

80%

OF RESIDENTS

of the city of Dubai are foreign born

4

LANGUAGES

in Singapore are official due to the diversity of the city’s residents

177

NATIONALITIES

can be found in Amsterdam, one of the most diverse cities in the world



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