Youth for Human Rights International Begins Its Third Annual World Tour to Promote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

5 July 2006

Youth for Human Rights International launched its third Annual World Tour this weekend as part of their campaign to make human rights a fact through implementing human rights education around the world. The urgent need to make all nations honor and enforce the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is demonstrated by the fact that today there are 100 million children living on the street and 115 million primary school-aged youth denied schooling. It is further emphasized by the estimated 1.5 million children trafficked into slavery over the past year.

Youth for Human Rights International believes that educating today’s youth on the Universal Declaration is the key to guaranteeing these rights. To bring each of the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration to life for young people and adults alike, Youth for Human Rights and the Church of Scientology International have teamed up to produce thirty public service announcements.

The first three of these PSAs were released in 2005 and can be seen on the Youth for Human Rights website or downloaded as podcasts.

The tour will consist of thirty events, each one releasing one of the thirty PSAs, in cities in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Ukraine, Istanbul, United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.

For more information on the Church of Scientology International’s (CSI) human rights campaign, call the CSI Human Rights Department at (323) 960-3500. For information on Youth for Human Rights International, call (323) 663-5799 or email

July 1, Saturday (Los Angeles, USA) — Send-off
Human Right #1: We Are All Born Free and Equal

July 2–3, Sunday Monday – (Washington, DC, USA)
Human Right #2: Don’t Discriminate

July 3–5, Monday Wednesday (Toronto, Canada) — two events
Human Right #3: The Right to Life
Human Right #4: No Slavery

July 6–7, Thursday - Friday (London, England) — two events
Human Right #5: No Torture
Human Right #6: You Have Rights No Matter Where You Go

July 7–10, Friday Monday (Berlin, Germany) — four events
Human Right #7: We’re All Equal Before the Law
Human Right #8: Your Human Rights Are Protected by Law
Human Right #9: No Unfair Detainment
Human Right #10: The Right to Trial

July 10–12, Monday Wednesday (Venice, Italy) — two events
Human Right #11: We’re Always Innocent Till Proven Guilty
Human Right #12: The Right to Privacy

July 12–13, Wednesday Thursday (Vienna, Austria) — two events
Human Right #13: Freedom to Move
Human Right #14: The Right to Seek a Safe Place to Live

July 13, Thursday (Prague, Czech Republic)
Human Right #15: Right to a Nationality

July 14–15, Friday Saturday (Bratislava, Slovakia) — two events
Human Right #16: Marriage and Family
Human Right #17: The Right to Your Own Things

July 16–18, Sunday Monday (Budapest, Hungary)
Human Right #18: Freedom of Thought

July 19–20, Tuesday Wednesday (Kiev, Ukraine)
Human Right #19: Freedom of Expression

July 20–23, Wednesday Friday (Istanbul, Turkey)
Human Right #20: The Right to Public Assembly

July 23–25, Sunday Tuesday (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Human Right #21: The Right to Democracy

July 26–27, Wednesday Thursday (Singapore City, Singapore)
Human Right #22: Social Security

July 28–30, Friday Sunday (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Human Right #23: Workers’ Rights

Jul 31–Aug 2, Monday Wednesday (Seoul, Korea)
Human Right #24: The Right to Play

Aug 2–4, Wednesday Friday (Manila, Philippines)
Human Right #25: Food and Shelter for All

Aug 5–8, Saturday Tuesday (Sydney, Australia) — two events
Human Right #26: The Right to Education
Human Right #27: Copyright

Aug 8–10, Tuesday Thursday (Auckland, New Zealand) — two events
Human Right #28: A Fair and Free World
Human Right #29: Responsibility

Aug 10–13, Thursday Sunday (Nadi, Fiji)
Human Right #30: No One Can Take Away Your Human Rights