Monday, November 7, 2011

What is Youth for Human Rights?

Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, an educator born and raised in apartheid South Africa, where she witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of discrimination and the lack of basic human rights.

The purpose of YHRI is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and inspire them to become advocates for tolerance and peace. YHRI has now grown into a global movement, including hundreds of groups, clubs and chapters around the world.

Youth for Human Rights International teaches human rights education both in the classroom and in nontraditional educational settings. We aim to reach people from diverse backgrounds, with materials which often appeal across generations. By teaching human rights through all means—from conferences and workshops to hip-hop and dancing—this message has spread around the world.


For more information please go to: http://www.youthforhumanrights.org/about-us.html.

2nd Annual Silicon Valley WALK for Human Rights

Our 2nd Annual Silicon Valley WALK for Human Rights will be held in downtown San Jose on Dec 10, 2011, from 1:00-3:00. Let me know you are coming. Share this page with and invite other groups who support Human Rights education: teachers, scouts, students, churches, clubs, etc. Our own page will be up soon.