Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Human Trafficking

I read this story on the Church of Scientology of San Francisco web site. I had no idea the number of children being trafficked in slavery. Here's what it said:

"With an estimated 1.2 million children trafficked every year, the need to put an end to modern slavery was the emphasis of a ceremony held in Brussels to honor four "Human Rights Heroes" in Brussels last week. The event was co-organized by Youth for Human Rights International and the European Foundation for Human Rights and Tolerance with the support of United Sikhs International, the Church of Scientology International European Human Rights Office and the Help the Needy Foundation of Bulgaria."

I think the work Youth for Human Rights is doing to promote universal human rights education can make a fundamental difference in people's attitudes and it a first, basic step to bringing about human rights.

I've seen some of the public service announcements and they really make human rights real to you. Three of them just went up as podcasts (you can find them by searching for Youth forHuman Rights International). I'm really proud that the Church of Scientology International produced these ads.

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