United for Human Rights (UHR) is working to educate youth and adults alike the world over on the thirty articles described in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To do this, they host events, forums, classes and more. On the 21st of September, the Tennessee chapter is planning something special: a concert to honor International Day of Peace.
According to internationaldayofpeace.org, “International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by resolution 36/37, the United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Furthering the Day’s mission, the General Assembly voted unanimously in 2001 to adopt resolution 55/282 establishing 21 September as an annual day of non-violence and cease- fire.”
UHR recently teamed up with the Nashville Peacemakers to hold a benefit concert while at the same time educating attendees on how to achieve peace.
Freedom doesn’t have to be a nebulous concept, and thanks to the materials provided by United for Human Rights, it can be a solid reality for all. The United for Human Rights program is designed to raise awareness and respect for human rights by educating the population and simultaneously persuading governments to uphold the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Educators, government workers and others can visit the website humanrights.com to get free materials so they can start passing on this information.
The United for Human Rights program includes booklets on What Are Human Rights? and the Story of Human Rights, the Story of Human Rights short film and the 30 public service announcements which illustrate each of the points to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Further, the complete education package contains all of these things plus a complete curriculum that educators can use in classrooms.
The humanrights.com website is an interactive learning center complete with information including all videos and downloadable materials.