Youth and advocates host a call to action with a march to stand up for human rights and raise awareness of human rights violations.
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, November 29, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — In a world where fundamental human rights are being abused, a group of human rights advocates have decided to gather together to stand up for human rights. Sunday, December 9th, 2018, at 1 pm Youth for Human Rights DC Chapter will lead a march in honor of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The march will begin at the Lincoln Memorial and end at the World War II Memorial. Attendees are being encouraged to wear something blue in support of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
Erica Rodgers, the National Director of Youth for Human Rights International and organizer of the march said, “This is a special year for the human rights community. We march to celebrate the progress of the last 70 years but also to demand the changes needed to make the world fair and free for all.”
The United Nations launched their human rights awareness campaign under the banner of #StandUp4HumanRights in December of 2016. This year’s Youth for Human Rights DC march will be supporting that same theme.
Adopted 70 years ago on December 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was compiled as a result of the egregious human rights abuses perpetrated during the Second World War. With the end of that war, and the creation of the United Nations, the international community vowed never to allow atrocities of that kind to ever happen again.
Youth for Human Rights DC’s march is part of a global series of events happening in many cities across the US as well as countries around the world in celebration of Human Rights Day 2018. From California to Copenhagen, Washington DC to Taipei, similar marches will be happening across the globe to celebrate this day and the anniversary of the UDHR.
You can register to participate in the #StandUp4HumanRights March by going to: BIT.LY/HUMANRIGHTSMARCH
About Youth for Human Rights:
Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 whose mission is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and inspire them to become valuable advocates for respect and peace. YHRI teaches human rights education both in the classroom and in nontraditional educational settings such as through art series, concerts and other interactive community events. Their most recent campaign has included #KnowYour30 with the deliberate purpose of increasing awareness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights list of the 30 human rights every person has – and how these become interwoven into everyday life. To learn more go to https://www.youthforhumanrights.org or watch
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