Youth for Human Rights World Tour 2006

Aug 26 20:11 2006 Georgina Tweedie Print This Article

Youth for Human Rights International World Tour 2006 - PART 1.

The purpose of Youth for Human Rights International is: "To teach youth around the globe about Human Rights, thus helping them to become valuable advocates for the promotion of tolerance and peace."

Youth for Human Rights International in coordination with the Church of Scientology International's Human Rights department,Guest Posting launched a world tour to educate children around the globe about what human rights are and to help let other people know that they too have rights.

One of the first locations the Youth for Human Rights International World Tour visited was England:

It was not just a normal day for the youngsters in one Brighton school: these 12 to 16 year-old students were participating in a very special class, delivered by the President of Youth for Human Rights International.

The Youth for Human Rights International 2006 World Tour is holding events in countries around the world to promote human rights education that center around a series of 30 new public service announcements (PSAs) — one for each article in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In the United Kingdom, the first country in the European leg of the tour, the PSAs were released in schools where students were taught about human rights using a new curriculum designed by Youth for Human Rights International.

These youngsters learned:

Article 5.

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Article 6.

Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

The tour then moved on to Germany:

Youth from the Berlin chapter of Youth for Human Rights International celebrated their freedom as part of the Youth for Human Rights International 2006 World Tour.

Although they are too young to remember the 27 years when the Berlin wall separated families and prevented East Germans from access to the West, these youngsters know that when the wall came down in 1989 that act became a symbol of freedom prevailing over oppression.

Youth for Human Rights and the Church of Scientology International have created 30 hard-hitting public service announcements (PSAs) to bring each of the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration to life, to educate youth on their rights and responsibilities. Four of these PSAs were released in the German leg of the world tour including, appropriately, Article 9, which states:

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Following Germany, the Ukraine was traveled to by the tour.

Arriving in Kiev after four months of post-election deadlock, with supporters of two political parties attempting to seal off approaches to parliament in protest, Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) and the Church of Scientology Mission of Kiev called on the people of the Ukraine to uphold a respect for human rights in these times of political and social upheaval.

In Kiev as part of the Youth for Human Rights International 2006 World Tour, the YHRI President, Ms. Mary Shuttleworth, showed the award-winning human rights music DVD UNITED at a press conference at the National Press Center. She reminded those in attendance that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was conceived in the aftermath of World War II with the understanding that "recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world."

Scientologist, Ms. Shuttleworth, a school principal and children's advocate, formed Youth for Human Rights International in August 2001 with the purpose "To teach youth around the globe about Human Rights, thus helping them to become valuable advocates for the promotion of tolerance and peace."

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Georgina Tweedie
Georgina Tweedie

http://www.whatisscientology.org

A native of Auckland, New Zealand, she has been a Scientologist most of her life.  She has worked as a minister for the Church for many years.  Having applied L. Ron Hubbard's methods to her own life and seeing the benefit of it applied through community programs, she writes to let people know that something can be done about personal and societal problems.

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