Friday, May 29, 2009

Mandate Human Rights Education in Schools

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Youth for Human Rights International, UK branch, gathers signatures on a petition for the mandating of human rights education in schools across London

What Are Human Rights? Find out at youthforhumanrights.org

London: The UK arm of Youth for Human Rights International gathered signatures in London recently for a petition to mandate human rights education in schools in London.

The number of London Boroughs reporting human rights abuses in 2008 was 26 out of 32. The main plague in our capital city today is child and woman trafficking. This is a situation that we seem to think happens elsewhere. But if we take a closer look in is on our own doorstep.

This is the reason a team of human rights advocates set out to gather signatures on a petition for the mandating of human rights education in schools across London. They set up in Westminster where hundreds of passers-by stopped to find out more.

Signatures being gathered in Westminster by UK branch of Youth for Human Rights International

With education about these issues and how they relate to us, one will minimally know that they have rights. Then once they know what they are an individual will be able to use these within their groups so we start to see a difference in our schools, communities, cities and country.

Youth For Human Rights International, UK branch, has been conducting this campaign for the last few years, gathering support for what they see as the start point to actually making human rights a reality.

Volunteer and Muslim, Abdi, stated “It is vital we do this, making people aware of what their rights are and showing them where they can find out more is really good. The more signatures we have, we will use this pressure to make it mandatory that every human being knows what human rights are across London.”

To find out more about human rights, visit www.youthforhumanrights.org

For more information, please contact:

Mark Pinchin
146 Queen Victoria Street
London
EC4V 4BY

0207 246 2717
0779 649 8520
mpinchin@scientology.org.uk

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