Human Rights

Human Trafficking

The European Office of the Church of Scientology International has joined the Blue Heart Campaign against Human Trafficking launched by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

Human trafficking is a crime in which force, fraud or deception is used against victims, usually women or children, who are moved from poor environments to more affluent ones for the sole purpose of economic exploitation such as prostitution or forced labour.

One of the educational tools the Church of Scientology uses in its activities to counter human trafficking and other human rights abuses is a campaign (directed at young people, but equally appropriate for adults) focused on the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In order to make this broadly available, the Human Rights Department of the Church of Scientology, in partnership with Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI), has produced 30 new TV Public Service Announcements (PSAs) - each illustrating one of the 30 articles of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights - in 17 languages.

To mobilize public opinion against modern day slavery, the Church is widely circulating the short film "No Slavery", one of these 30 PSAs. The short films are also available on YouTube here.

As L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Scientology religion, stated: "Human rights must be made a reality." That is what we are working towards.

Display the Blue Heart and encourage the fight against human trafficking.

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