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Ice Skating For Human Rights. (tags)

Youth for Human Rights Florida held an event called Ice Skating for Human Rights at an indoor ice skating rink in Clearwater.

Successful Fair Trade Fashion Show Benefits Youth for Human Rights (tags)

To raise awareness of human trafficking and the garment industry, Youth for Human Rights of Florida successfully produced the Colors of the World Fashion show in Ybor City this past weekend.

Radio, A Powerful Tool For Human Rights, Celebrates Over 100 Years Of Free Expression (tags)

This week marks more than 100 years since the radio was patented on June 2, 1896, an invention that changed the world and the ideas of Human Rights such as Right #19 ?Freedom of Expression?. History was made when arctic explorer Robert E. Peary, in 1909, radio-telegraphed, "I found the Pole". Today, history is still being made through radio, as an array of human rights issues such as discrimination, religious beliefs, torture and other controversial subjects are discussed around the world on live radio.

Human Rights Walkathon Seeks Education to Prevent Abuse (tags)

500 people gather in St. Petersburg Florida to end torture, abuse, child labor, human trafficking, and inhumane working conditions.

Walk for Your Rights! (tags)

It is the violations of basic human rights that occur every day around the world which unites groups like those which will come together in St. Petersburg, Florida to walk and speak out for human rights on Saturday, March 5th, 2011.

Students Celebrate International Day of Tolerance at Human Rights Walk (tags)

November 16, 2010 BOCA RATON, FL – Students and human rights advocates lined the streets around Florida Atlantic University (FAU) on November 16, joining similar groups all over the world for the “International Day of Tolerance,” first declared by the member states of the United Nations in 1996.

Youth Walk To Assist The Millions Who Live On $1.25 a Day or Less (tags)

World Bank has estimated that there are over 1.3 billion impoverished persons in developing countries who live on $1.25 a day or less

Affects of Bullying at School often Overlooked (tags)

While the US National Statistics will say the violent crimes are decreasing in public school, bullying, either as an act of verbal or physical abuse, is a problem that is not decreasing.

Youth Celebrate Mandela’s Birthday With 67 Minutes of Education and Music (tags)

Youth for Human Rights Florida Celebrates Mandela’s Birthday with 67 minutes of educating others about their human rights

Combating Bullying International Day In Support of Victims of Torture (tags)

The United Nations’ International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is annually observed to remind people that human torture is unacceptable – and in many cases it is also a crime. On this day attention mostly goes to victims of war, prison and violent crimes, in countries of unrest predominately known for human rights violations. Youth for Human Rights Florida President Dustin McGahee points out that bullying is a form of torture here in the United States and across the globe, and a violation of Human Right #5, No Torture.

Seeking a Safe Place to Live in 2010 United Nations Refugee Day (tags)

TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA - Every year 19 million youth flee their own country, seeking somewhere else that’s safe to live. Over 70% of them never make it. But that doesn’t stop them from trying. This is the message Youth for Human Rights International portrays in their PSA to help others understand Human Right # 14, “The Right to Seek a Safe Place to Live”, for creating awareness on United Nations Refugee Day, and every other day.

“The Right to Play” - Help for Children of Haiti (tags)

The recent earthquake in Haiti gave the world a small glimpse into the problems and needs of Haiti's children prior to the quake, but now they are many times multiplied. Nearly half of Haiti's nearly 10 million people are younger than 18, and many of them are orphans.

Art Exhibit Portrays a Haiti of Hope and Promotes the Right to Play (tags)

CLEARWATER: On Friday, April 30th, starting at 6pm, international photographers Gracia Bennish and Brad Kugler will showcasing their photos of Haiti at “For the Future/For the Children: Two Views of Haiti” exhibit at System Productions in downtown Clearwater. (34N. Garden Ave).

Talking About Freedom of Expression At Sunscreen Film Festival (tags)

Human Right Number 19, "Freedom of Expression" is the subject for Youth for Human Rights Florida President Dustin McGahee and Alexa Vega, star of the blockbuster movie, "Spy Kids".

Why Human Rights Education? (tags)

How important are human rights? Long before the phrase “human rights’ came into existence, men and women fought and died for basic human freedoms. In fact, this struggle has lasted thousands of years and still continues today.

Children Sing and Dance to Help Orphans in Haiti (tags)

Orphans in Haiti will soon have a place to call home.

Signatures Gathered for Human Rights Education (tags)

Youth for Human Rights Florida collected approximately 1,000 petition signatures over the weekend as part of a three-day human rights “Signathon”, with the purpose to get the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights taught in Florida classrooms of elementary, middle and senior high schools.

Matias Casares brings soccer program to “future of Haiti” Orphanage (tags)

The Angels of Soccer of Haiti visited the 99 orphans currently at Future of Haiti Orphanage.

Human Rights Walkathon 2010 – A Walk for Freedom (tags)

Think slavery is dead? Think again. Human atrocities, human trafficking, inhumane working conditions are as real today as they ever were. Times must change. The 4th Annual Human Rights Walkathon, dedicated to bringing home the message of human rights to Tampa Bay is gearing up for their biggest walkathon ever — and with it their message of equality for all.

Passing the Torch of Equality to the Next Generation (tags)

Black Heritage Week, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his concepts of non-violence and equality.

Youth for Human Rights advocates join non-violent message of Martin Luther King Jr. (tags)

People of different races, cultures and religions walked to represent Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of non-violent change for equality for all.

STUDENTS FEEDING THE HOMELESS (tags)

The youth of today are concerned about their fellow man.

Youth Walk on United Nations Human Rights Day To Deliver a Message of Non-Discrimination (tags)

On December 10th, 2009, hundreds gathered in Clearwater Florida to take part in the first ever "International Walk for Human for Human Rights" organized by Youth for Human Rights Florida. They walked to promote the message "Embrace Diversity - End Discrimination" in the effort to promote awareness of the importance of human rights as defined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

ICE SKATING IN FLORIDA RAISES HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS (tags)

Mall hosts human rights fundraiser. What do Ice Skating and Human Rights have in common? Florida?

Youth Sing and Dance Portraying Human Rights “Freedom of Expression” and “The Right To Pla (tags)

“Annie Jr.” Opens to a Standing Ovation As It Promotes the Cause of Human Rights.

“Annie Jr.” Opens to a Standing Ovation (tags)

Clearwater, FL – Spectacular, remarkable and entertaining are just a few of the words to describe the performance of the forty youth from ages two to seventeen, on stage in the Broadway production of "Annie Jr." produced by Doria Kintzel, presented by International Youth Theater, at the Francis Wilson Playhouse Theater, on August 8. With proceeds to Youth for Human Rights Florida, the kids performed to a packed house as the young performers sang and danced the story of Annie Jr., with opening skits educating the audience about Human Rights, including most appropriately “The Right to Play.”

Youth Sing and Dance for Human Rights Education (tags)

A stage filled with youth, from ages 2 years of age to 17, will not only sing and dance their hearts out for their audience, but they will also entertain them with skits that educate their audience about human rights, in a one-of-a-kind Broadway production of “Annie Jr.”, on Saturday, August 8, at 6:00 p.m. at the Francis Wilson Playhouse Theater. In addition to an awe-inspiring evening, proceeds go to Youth for Human Rights Florida, a group dedicated in promoting the education of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights to children and adults, to make a better world.

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