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.

Human Rights Education What Officials Say

At the end of the presentation, an anti-bullying music video (UNITED) was shown. The children loved it so much they begged to see it again. During the video, their eyes were glued to the screen and at the end, many students joined in clapping their hands as well....

12th Annual International Human Rights Summit 2015 - 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.

YHRI received a letter from Mrs. Roosevelt’s former assistant

Congratulations to Youth for Human Rights International for its dedication to the promotion of knowledge and responsibilities set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As one of the creators of the Declaration, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt recognized that for each of us Human Rights are personal and universal.

Scaling the Summits to Promote Human Rights

Italian alpine climber Daniele Nardi is one of an elite group who have made it to the summit of five of the 14 highest mountains on Earth, the “eight-thousanders” as they are known because they rise above 8,000 meters (26,200 feet). His mountaineering conquests include reaching the summit of the two tallest peaks: Mount Everest and the notoriously dangerous K2.

Human Rights for a New Generation Educating Young People in Timor-Leste

After hundreds of years of Portuguese colonial rule and 24 years of Indonesian occupation, and its aftermath that left hundreds of thousands of people homeless or dead and destroyed most of the country’s homes and schools, the new nation of Timor-Leste emerged in 2002 as the world’s first sovereign nation born in the 21st century.