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.