Youth spread human rights awareness at Youth Day’s 17th Annual Festival in Toronto
TORONTO – Youth spread human rights awareness at Youth Day’s 17th Annual Festival at Yonge-Dundas Square promoting human rights education, more specifically, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Nicole Crellin, Youth for Human Rights Canada Director, stated, “We are proud to be part of Youth Day’s long-term efforts in supporting youth’s passion for the arts where they are given the opportunity to showcase their music, dance, art, photography, fashion and film”.
Youth for Human Rights had a booth where they provided free of charge a booklet illustrating and explaining the 30 human rights that every human being is entitled to have as contained in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Volunteers with the Youth for Human Rights organization were seen handing out “What are Human Rights” booklets and gathering signatures for a petition addressed to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario requesting that these 30 human rights be taught in schools with the aim of creating a foundation for freedom, justice and peace.