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24 June 2009
Scientology in France mobilized for Human Rights

Category: Human Rights

Scientology churches and missions in France sponsor a human right initiative called Youth for Human Rights (YHRI), to help make human rights known and bring about important human rights reforms.

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6 April 2009
Human Rights educational tools for Congolese mothers

Category: Human Rights

BRUSSELS - A group of Congolese mothers from the Prevention and Mediation service of the African community (part of a Belgian humanitarian organization led by Mother Mwadi of Madou), were recently welcomed by Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) at the premises of the Church of Scientology International European Office for Public Affairs & Human Rights. Their common interest: helping the youth.

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4 February 2009
Church of Scientology of Milano and Youth for Human Rights Sponsor New School in Ghana

Category: Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is very clear - education is a basic human right. Yet an education was only a dream to some 300 elementary school children in Acra, Ghana. Now, thanks to the work of the people of Milano, Italy, spearheaded by the Church of Scientology of Milano and the Milano chapter of Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI), this dream has become a fact. They are now attending classes at the UNTOMA Oxford International School in Acra.

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28 July 2008
The Right to Play — Not-So-Serious Business

Category: Human Rights

Copenhagen—This year's Africa Day celebration in Copenhagen marked the inauguration of the "Right to Play Cup," a human rights soccer championship co-organized by the Danish African Soccer Academy (DASAC) and Youth for Human Rights Denmark. DASAC is the creation of former professional soccer player Hamid Faiz Junior and the event sought to encourage young African children in the city to become involved in sports, not drugs and crime.

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3 July 2008
European Human Rights Award event focuses on putting an end to modern day slavery

Category: Human Rights

Brussels — With an estimated 1.2 million children trafficked every year, the need to put an end to modern slavery was the emphasis of a ceremony held in Brussels to honor four "Human Rights Heroes" in Brussels last week. The event was co-organized by Youth for Human Rights International and the European Foundation for Human Rights and Tolerance with the support of United Sikhs International, the Church of Scientology International European Human Rights Office and the Help the Needy Foundation of Bulgaria.

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27 February 2007
Youth for Human Rights ads a hit with teachers at the Social Science Congress in Holland

Category: Human Rights

Enthusiasm on the subject of human rights was the keynote last week when a team of dedicated young people attended the yearly social science congress in Eindhoven, Holland to promote human rights education to the teachers of their country.

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2 January 2007
Working to Establish the Rights of Minorities in India

Category: Human Rights

As we begin 2007, one of the milestones of the year will be the celebration of the 60th Anniversary of independence for the Republic of India.

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12 September 2006
Scientology Church, Human Rights Group and Moscow Government Co-Sponsor International Marathon for Peace

Category: Human Rights

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: For the thousands of Russian runners who raced here on Sunday, world peace is not just a slogan — it is a mission.

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29 July 2006
Youth for Human Rights International World Tour 2006 in Italy

Category: Human Rights

The Youth for Human Rights World Tour arrived in Italy this week, the 5th country of its 2006 World Tour. Here the group premiered public service announcements promoting the 11th and 12th Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: The right to be considered innocent until proven guilty and the right to privacy.

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7 June 2006
European Human Rights Award event focuses on putting an end to modern day slavery

Category: Human Rights

Brussels — With an estimated 1.2 million children trafficked every year, the need to put an end to modern slavery was the emphasis of a ceremony held in Brussels to honor four "Human Rights Heroes" in Brussels last week. The event was co-organized by Youth for Human Rights International and the European Foundation for Human Rights and Tolerance with the support of United Sikhs International, the Church of Scientology International European Human Rights Office and the Help the Needy Foundation of Bulgaria.

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