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United Nations International Human Rights Day Event
Thu. 8 December 2016, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm AEDT
Presented by Youth For Human Rights International and Hosted by the Church of Scientology Melbourne.
With Guest Speaker & Artists
Master of Ceremonies:
Dr. Sonia Singh
KeyNote Speaker Nigel Mannock, Director of Human Rights Australia
Feature Performance by:
International Renowned Composer and Producer.
In 1948, when the Declaration of Human Rights was adopted, only 58 countries belonged to the United Nations. Today there are 192 member nations and many laws exist to protect human rights.
Yet millions of people continue to suffer because their rights are not respected. Although the Universal Declaration protects the right to adequate food, more than 15000 children die of starvation every day. The Declaration also protects the right to free speech, but thousands are in prison for saying what they believed to be true. The Declaration forbids slavery, but 27 million people live as slaves today – more than twice the number in the days of the slave trade. And more than a billion people are unable to read, although the Declaration includes the right to an education.
These are very serious abuses of human rights. Yet 90 percent of people are unable to name more than three of their thirty rights. If more people understood all of them, more respect would be shown for human rights around the world.
Who, then, will tell them?
Meet others in our community dedicated to human rights education and ending human rights abuse. United for Human Rights and its program for young people Youth for Human Rights International form one of the broadest human rights education initiatives in the world.
This Event is Free and includes a free Supper. Please ensure you confirm your attendance.
Please call Maria on 0409 046 172 if you have any questions or suggestions.