Thursday, February 26, 2015

SO.. WHAT ARE HUMAN RIGHTS?

Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, an educator born and raised in apartheid South Africa, where she witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of discrimination and the lack of basic human rights. The purpose of YHRI is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and inspire them to become advocates for tolerance and peace.
Children are the future. They need to know their human rights and know that they must take responsibility to protect themselves and their peers. As they become aware and active in this cause, the message travels far and wide, and someday universal human rights will be a fact, not just an idealistic dream. YHRI has now grown into a global movement, including hundreds of groups, clubs and chapters around the world.
-- Watch The History of Human Rights
-- Go to "UNITED" Music Video web page
-- Go to United for Human Rights (UHR)

Human Right #1:"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood"
-- Watch ALL Human Right videos here



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wholeheartedly support the morality of all people to have their rights recognised but I suggest we also have a moral obligation to see both sides of the coin, and recognise that with rights come responsibilities. Unless both are accepted there is the likelihood of an imbalance as people demand rights with no responsibilities.

ride the wave said...

I totally agree with you.
However, please don't forget Human Right # 29:
"Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible". As somebody said we simply should all recognize that "Every right implies a responsibility; Every opportunity, an obligation, Every possession, a duty". Thank you for your comment!