Youth for Human Rights International - World Tour 2009
Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of theUnited Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Where, after all, do Universal Rights begin?
In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen onany maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeksjustice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rightshave meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere.-
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt
In honor of the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights we will circle the globe in our 6th Annual World Tour, to celebrate the outstanding work that has been done and inspire further dissemination, promotion and reading of this important document in educational institutions around the globe.
The purpose of Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is to teach youth about human rights - specifically, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights - and inspire them to become life-long advocates for tolerance and peace.
The YHRI World Tours of 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 traveled to almost 70 countries, presenting our human rights education programs to heads of state, leaders and educators as well as youth in universities, schools, hospitals, juvenile detention centers and orphanages.
The YHRI World Tour 2008 circled the globe to Haiti, Venezuela, Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt, Pakistan and Taiwan. The media followed and shared stories of visits with dignitaries, officials, religious and community leaders and youth. New friends were made and collaborations formed to take human rights education to a new level...
The YHRI World Tour 2009 will include Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Colombia, Jordan, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, Timor-Leste, Uganda, and the USA. Meetings with dignitaries and leaders as well as community events will be held in every country. Additionally, our activities will be captured on video and in photographs for further promotion of the tour.
Such a tour requires a good deal of collaboration and participation, every bit of it adding to the strength and diversity of this powerful outreach action of raising individual and community consciousness of human rights that affect every one of us, no matter who we are or where we live. Youth who do not know their rights are vulnerable. Youth who know their fundamental human rights can defend themselves and help their peers.
As a non-profit corporation we depend on the generous support of like-minded individuals and groups. Your support is needed to help youth around the globe learn that they have human rights. Together we can improve the quality of life of precious children around the world.
Mary Shuttleworth, EdD
Youth for Human Rights InternationalTM
1954 Hillhurst Ave. # 416, Los Angeles, CA 90027-2722
Tel. (323) 663-5799 FAX (323) 661-1194
e-mail: YouthHumanRights@aol.com http://www.youthforhumanrights.org/