International Human Rights Day 2017: Youth for Human Rights International

From December 06, 2017 18:30 until December 06, 2017 20:30

The Youth for Human Rights International and The Church of Scientology invite you to :

A Multifaith, Mulcitultural Celebration | United Nations Human Rights Day 2017

Date: Wednesday 6 December 2017       Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Church of Scientology: 231-251 Mt Alexander Road Ascot-Vale Victoria
 
Guest Speakers and artists:

  • Master of Ceremonies: Hansa Farah, African Australian Youth Representative
  • Keynote Speaker: Gracelyn Smallwood, Professor of Nursing and Midwifery and Professor of Indigenous Matters, James Cook University
  • Feature Performance by Warren Wills, Internationally renowned Composer and Produce
  • Guest Artists: Frederick Kpakpo Addo, One Spirit African Drumming and Dance; Shavina Hill, Principal, Bollywood Taal; Tonga Youth Group; South Sudan Youth Group; Melton Bhutanese Community Inc; Home of Multicultural Exchange - Polynesian Dancing

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.

Free Event | Supper provided
Online registration at: www.communityevent.com.au
RSVP: 0409 046 172 | elena@youthforhumanrights.org.au

Supported by Melton Interfaith Network; WIN (Women’s Interfaith Network) Foundation; Casey Multifaith Network; COMMON (Centre of Melbourne Multifaith and Others Network); Australian Multicultural Organisation; Oz Star Channel; Miss 2017 South Asia Universe; Pakistan Youth Association; Landmark Community Sports Group; One SPirit Afracan Drumming and Dance; Tarneit 60 Club; Ramon Helps Inc; Women of Wyndham; WWW Productions


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