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Teenager in local school reads from What are Human Rights? booklet which is published by Youth for Human Rights (YHR) and is based on the 30 articles of the 1948 United Nations document, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

If 10,000 Florida youth learn their rights in just one month, imagine the impact that will have on the entire state!”
— Cristian Vargas, ED of United for Human Rights Florida chapter
CLEARWATER, FL, US, November 28, 2018 / -- To mark the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), December 10th, Youth for Human Rights (YHR) has launched a Florida-wide challenge to teach 10,000 youth in the month of December what their human rights are. UDHR is a United Nations benchmark document written in 1948 that proclaims what everyone’s rights are, no matter what color, background or belief.

“If 10,000 Florida youth learn their rights in just one month, imagine the impact that will have on the entire state!” said Mr. Cristian Vargas, the Executive Director for the Florida chapter of United for Human Rights. “We will therefore provide free educational materials, posters and banners on the 30 human rights articles in UDHR and encourage bright ideas from those who want to advocate for peace and tolerance among our youth.”

So far, YHR has directly challenged schools in Hillsborough, Broward, Miami-Dade, Orange, Osceola, Putnam and Polk counties to each educate at least 500 students in December on human rights. YHR has sent these schools free educational PSAs, booklets and lesson guides on the UDHR articles as well as posters and banners promoting human rights. One participating school will show the Youth for Human Rights 30 Rights, 30 Ads PSAs once a week to their 1000-student body. Another school with a population of 3,000 students will implement a reading of the 30 UDHR human rights during their daily announcements. And yet another school is organizing a human rights march on campus.

Since the opening of their Florida headquarters in downtown Clearwater on July 15, 2015, Youth for Human Rights Florida chapter has partnered with over 1000 educators, NGOs, public officials, church leaders and community activists, providing them with free human rights educational materials to teach human rights to their youth.

For more information about Youth Human Rights Florida, or to get involved in this challenge and receive free material, please contact Cristian at (727) 265-7479, or email him at Follow Youth for Human Rights Florida on social media to stay up to date! @UHRFlorida.

About Youth for Human Rights:
Youth for Human Rights was founded in 2001 by Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, a South African educator. Wishing to change her country’s apartheid culture, Dr. Shuttleworth aimed the objective of YHR towards teaching youth their 30 human rights as laid out in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights document and thus inspire them to become advocates for peace and equality. YHR has since grown into an international movement with hundreds of chapters in over 100 nations, educating over 500 million people each year on their human rights.

Youth for Human Rights is one of eight humanitarian programs the Church of Scientology supports. It was Scientology Founder, L. Ron Hubbard who said, “Human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream.”

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