Nightclub Goers in Kazakhstan Learn Their Human Rights
Patrons of the Almaty Da Freak Club, party while Youth for Human Rights PSAs play throughout the night.
The members of Youth for Human Rights International’s (YHRI) chapter in Almaty, Kazakhstan, let nothing slow them down when it comes to educating people about their human rights.
The local YHRI group leader went all-out in early November and organized what was the first ever “Night for Human Rights” in the Almaty Da Freak, a techno night club in the city center. Co-sponsored by the local YHRI chapter, a national music TV station and a local radio station, the “Night for Human Rights” was in full swing at the well-known electronic dance club from midnight until 6:00 AM.Youth for Human Rights Kazakhstan’s chief organizer is interviewed on television.
Some 1,000 people, aged 20 to 35, showed up for the party and what they saw was this: 10 giant plasma screens on the club’s two dance floors featuring the award-winning Youth for Human Rights International public service announcements back-to-back and non-stop throughout the evening. YHRI volunteers also handed out copies of What Are Human Rights? booklets depicting the 30 rights described in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
YHRI volunteers worldwide employ a variety of activities, from marathons to car races, concerts and murals, all designed to raise awareness of fundamental human rights. As a result, YHRI has reached 600 million people on 6 continents with the message of what human rights are and how to defend and protect them.