Young Human Rights Enthusiasts in Ukraine Educate Others in Their City

A determined Anna Ganzhul sets out to solve in Mykolaiv, what she believes is the source of all its problems, ignorance of human rights.

Youth for Human Rights Pilot a Great Success in Mongolian Schools

More than 4,000 Mongolian students learn their human rights in a pilot. The National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia plans to cap it all off with countrywide curriculum implementation.

Welcome to a Second Grade Class Human Rights Paradise

With the help of one effective program, Jordan has transformed the way her students interact.

Religious Leaders Empower Africa

Delegates from five African nations share human rights priorities and progress.

Human Rights Summit: Youth Fight Abuse with Education

Hosted at the United Nations on August 25-26th, the 13th annual International Human Rights Summit 2016 features young volunteers who are using education to end such human rights violations as human trafficking, police brutality, bullying, poverty, war and gang violence.

Creating Human Rights Champions in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea

How Augustine Brian, who was abused by police in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, transformed his attackers into human rights advocates.

Bringing Human Rights Into a Jungle of Crime

How thousands of Colombian jungle soldiers are learning the 30 articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights from their peers in the habitat they know best.

Human Rights from the Top Down in Nigeria

Raymond Onwualo is taking on the ultimate human rights challenge: the Nigerian military.

Youth for Human Rights Spotlighted in Atlanta

Youth for Human Rights program plays an important role in Atlanta’s legacy of freedom.

Register for the 13th International Human Rights Summit at the United Nations Headquarters, New York

Youth for Human Rights International will be holding its 13th annual International Human Rights Summit on August 25-27, 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. We are calling on young people to be Youth Delegates representing their countries, as well as inviting attendees from all walks of life who are passionate about the importance of human rights education.

Youth for Human Rights Latin America Summit Hosted in State Capitol of Nuevo León

Youth advocates, government officials and experts come together to promote human rights education as the way to create a world of tolerance and peace.

Bringing Human Rights to the Heart of Brazil

Teacher Raimundo Sousa starts at his home school, but intends to uplift the entire country with human rights.

Educators Call United For Human Rights “A Teacher’s Best Friend”

Charged with preparing students to be citizens of a diverse democracy, social studies teachers rely on United for Human Rights.

Human Rights Education Builds Respect in India

In Mumbai, students transform into proud advocates after learning their basic rights.

Youth Takeover at United Nations

The 12th annual International Human Rights Summit began with a flourish of flags and 43 young people representing 33 nations in a procession signaling the start of the three-day Summit at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Philippines Finds New Strength with Human Rights

The legacy of martial law and suppressed freedom of speech and other basic rights under Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos still lives today in the island nation. The U.S. State Department Human Rights Report of 2015 cites “significant human rights problems,” including “allegations of violence against human rights activists,” while those entrusted to protect them are themselves accused of human rights violations.

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Youth for Human Rights International — Year 2015 in Review

This was a year of significant global expansion with a daily average of 12 events or presentations at schools and our campaign reaching more than a hundred million people. This included our 12th World Educational Tour, our 12th Youth for Human Rights Day Celebration culminating in our 12th International Human Rights Summit at the United Nations headquarters, and so much more. Our volunteers, collaborators and supporters are the people who cared, worked and made this expansion possible.

Bangladeshi Students Shine Spotlight on Nation’s URGENT Human Rights Issues

In Bangladesh, a country the size of the state of Idaho, nearly 83 percent of the population lives on less than $2 a day. The world’s second-largest exporter of clothing, Bangladesh pays garment workers as little as $68 a month for 10-hour days under sweatshop conditions. Some 85 percent of these workers are women—who are left with the choice of putting up with deplorable conditions or no job.

Attorney General Prioritizes Rights Education Toward Human Rights in Guatemala

Over 200,000 Guatemalans died in the 1960-1996 civil war. According to the UN-sponsored Historical Clarification Commission, 83 percent of those killed were indigenous Mayans, and 93 percent of these gross human rights violations were perpetrated by the military. To help the country recover from this nightmare, the Guatemala Congress charged the Human Rights Attorney General with the task of defending the rights established in the Constitution of the Republic and in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.