Human Rights Day 2021 and the role of education in realizing rights for all | national news
LOS ANGELES, Calif., November 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) – As Human Rights Day 2021 approaches, the Church of Scientology International shares the work of human rights activists featured on the Scientology Network.
On December 10, 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first article of which proclaims “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”. More than seven decades later, deep-rooted forms of discrimination persist.
As Human Rights Day 2021 approaches, Youth for Human Rights is celebrating a milestone: its 20th anniversary. Youth for Human Rights, the youth component of United for Human Rights, is sponsored by the Church of Scientology in its long tradition of defending freedom for all.
“When we launched Youth for Human Rights International, 90% of respondents could not name more than three of the 30 rights granted by the Declaration,” says Shuttleworth.
Those who drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirmed the importance of human rights education. The preamble calls on “every individual and every organ of society” to “strive through teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms”.
An educator, Shuttleworth knew that the key to change was to make the rights enshrined in the UDHR easy to understand. Youth for Human Rights educational tools do just that and engage and engage young people.
In 1969, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote: “Very few governments have implemented any part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These governments have not understood that their very survival depends entirely on the adoption of such reforms and thus give their peoples a cause, a civilization worthy of being supported, worthy of their patriotism.
* Photo caption: Mary Shuttleworth, Founder of Youth for Human Rights International, featured on Voices for Humanity on the Scientology Network.
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