||George Ndungu [ profile ]
Human Rights Awareness Campaign
May 15th, 2009 - 10:59:29
Am the Kenya National Representative of Youth for Human Rights International Organization ( www.youthforhumanrights.org). The purpose of YHRI is to educate people in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights so they become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace.
YHRI holds events and produces instructional tools to raise human rights awareness such as the award-winning music video UNITED – a street-savvy, multi-ethnic, five-minute film in
15 languages – conveying the power of human rights awareness.
Most recently, YHRI released a series of 30 audiovisual public service announcements, one for each article of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first of these messages, released in late 2005, have been screened to more than 130 million people.
YHRI also publishes the UNITED Human Rights Handbook,
providing educators and leaders with a practical tool with which to
teach human rights to the young.
YHRI works with human rights advocates, legislators, teachers, police and humanitarians to encourage young people to learn and champion human rights.
In honor of the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
we will hold a national campaign in Kenya, to celebrate the outstanding
work that has been done and inspire further dissemination, promotion
and reading of this important document in educational institutions around the globe.
YHRI’s in Kenya has proposed the following projects during the national campaign:
Encouraging educators to start reaching human rights using the UNITED Human Rights Handbook, the PSAs, UNITED and What Are Human Rights? Human rights
educational tours. Broadcasting of the 30 PSAs by TV stations all over
the country. Distributing the UNITED human rights music video, the PSAs
and What are Human Rights? booklet to schools, communities, youth
organizations and others. Encouraging artists to produce and donate
murals with human rights themes.
Holding essay-writing contests for youth on human rights. Lectures to
schools and community groups. Seminars to raise public awareness of
child slavery and other violations of human rights.
a campaign requires a good deal of collaboration and participation,
every bit of it adding to the strength and diversity of this powerful
outreach action of raising individual and community consciousness of
human rights that affects every one of us, no matter who we are or
where we live. People who do not know their rights are vulnerable.
People who know their fundamental human rights can defend themselves and help their peers.
a non-profit corporation we depend on the generous support of
like-minded individuals and groups. Your support is needed to help
people around the country learn that they have human rights. Together
we can improve the quality of life of precious people around the
So your donation to this campaign will be highly appreciated and
you will be assisting in protection and promotion of human rights in
Kenya. If you would like to donate towards this campaign please feel
free to contact me on gpndungu (at) yahoo.com for more details. Thanks.
Kenya National Representative,
Youth for Human Rights International.
gpndungu (at) yahoo.com