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Youth for Human Rights International teaches human rights education both in the classroom and beyond traditional education settings. We aim to reach people from diverse backgrounds and our materials often appeal across generations. From teaching human rights through conferences and workshops to hip-hop and dancing, the message spreads around the world and reaches onto every continent and into many countries.

Our materials include the UNITED music video – a street-savvy, multi-ethnic, five-minute anti-bullying message that has captured the imagination of people around the world. Our 30 short public service announcement videos depict the 30 articles of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In less than a minute the youth can learn one of their human rights and the media has caught on airing them in countries around the world. But, it didn’t end there. The videos are now airing on the huge screens at half-time during soccer matches, on small screens inside taxi cabs, large super market screens, in theatres, in railway stations, and the list continues.

We have inspired people to walk, race racecars, paint murals and hold large open-air concerts as well as small gatherings with youth groups and orphanages.

Our human rights videos and curricula fill the schoolrooms and halls of learning with the simple messages of human rights education.

We realize the importance of collaborating with like-minded individuals and groups to expand our horizons and learn from them their hard-earned lessons to gain tenacity and strength.

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A class of school children watch with rapt attention while Youth for Human Rights International presents a lesson on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Youth for Human Rights World Tour members reached Auckland, New Zealand, where they were given a tradition Maori welcome at a Maori meeting center in Otara, a suburb of Auckland. The main speaker was Rev. Pukerua Parai, a local minister and the founder of a community trust. A number of youth attended and YHRI President, Mary Shuttleworth, briefed on the tour and showed the newly released public service announcements (PSAs) that depict each of the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The group participated in an event to celebrate the International Day of the World's Indigenous People which was jointly held by the Auckland City Council and the New Zealand Human Rights Commission. Other speakers included Auckland councilors, a representative from the Commission and a spokesperson for Auckland University. The event was covered on local TV.

Ms. Shuttleworth gave a lecture on human rights to 50 students at Mangere Bridge School and a group of youth at the Onehunga Community Center. The UNITED music video was shown to them as well as the PSAs. They then discussed the subject of human rights abuses both local and international.

Youth for Human Rights continue getting out the message of the importance of human rights education with a presentation to a local chapter of Business Networking International and Mary and a 45-minute radio show on Radio Waatea, a Maori station in Auckland.
President of Youth for Human Rights International with a group of Maori dancers, on the New Zealand leg of the 2006 World Tour.
#1: We Are All Born Free & Equal

#2: Don't Discriminate

#3: The Right to Life

#4: No Slavery

#5: No Torture

#6: You Have Rights No Matter Where You Go

#7: We're All Equal Before the Law

#8: Your Human Rights Are Protected by Law

#9: No Unfair Detainment

#10: The Right to Trial

#11: We're Always Innocent Till Proven Guilty

#12: The Right to Privacy

#13: Freedom to Move

#14: The Right to Seek a Safe Place to Live

#15: Right to a Nationality

#16: Marriage and Family

#17: The Right to Your Own Things

#18: Freedom of Thought

#19: Freedom of Expression

#20: The Right to Public Assembly

#21: The Right to Democracy

#22: Social Security

#23: Workers' Rights

#24: The Right to Play

#25: Food and Shelter for All

#26: The Right to Education

#27: Copyright

#28: A Fair and Free World

#29: Responsibility

#30: No One Can Take Away Your Human Rights

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