MAKING HUMAN RIGHTS A REALITY (CONTINUED...)
MAKING HUMAN RIGHTS A FACT
In 2003 and 2004, the largest-ever IAS-sponsored human rights public information campaigns were launched. Specifically focused on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, they have taken the human rights message directly to the public at large.
In 2003, notices ran in pan-European publications such as the International Herald Tribune and the European editions of Newsweek and Time, and in magazines specifically for government leaders, such as The Parliament and The Parliamentary Monitor. Ads in national and city newspapers from Italy to Ireland reached even more readers.
IAS grants also funded 100,000 copies of the booklet How to Resolve Conflicts and 900,000 copies of A Guidebook to Peace through Human Rights in sixteen languages. Both were distributed to human rights advocates, politicians, religious leaders and officials. To reach the next generation, IAS grants funded a booklet written for children entitled What are Human Rights?
In 2004 and 2005, the human rights public information campaign was taken to an entirely new level, with the publication of Know Your Human Rights in 21 languages, vastly expanded human rights web sites, ads in magazines and a public service announcement bringing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to life.