Youth for Human Rights International

Make human rights a fact!

My name is Claire Kevitt and I am the Youth President of a group called Youth for Human Rights International (www.youthforhumanrights.org).

What are Human Rights?

What are human rights you might ask? Well, every person is entitled to certain fundamental rights, simply by the fact that he or she is a human being. These are called human rights. They are not a privilege that can simply be taken away at the whim of someone. They are rights because they are things one is legally and morally entitled to be, to do or to have. Without knowing your human rights, it is difficult to have them or keep them.

 

The purpose of Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is to teach youth around the globe about human rights, using the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, thus inspiring them to teach others and uphold their rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was written after World War II by the United Nations. It states 30 basic rights that range from Freedom of Thought (#18) to The Right to Play (24) to Our Responsibilities (29). We use this document because it is the most universally agreed upon set of human rights every written. All 192 countries that are part of the United Nations signed to this document. I, personally, don't know of any other document that 192 nations can all agree upon!

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