Bringing the Hope of Humanity to the World
- An estimated 5.5 million children under the age of 18 are trafficked worldwide each year. (2017 International Labor Organization Report)
- Human trafficking generates nearly $99 billion a year in profit for sexual exploitation.
- 187 million people have been reached by the United for Human Rights campaign in the past year.
- Over 39,000 schools have received the human rights materials in the last year.
Every day the news is filled with stories of human rights violations—from domestic violence and school bullying to discrimination and modern day slavery. A majority of the world’s population do not even know what human rights are or that they are entitled to them.
The IAS-sponsored United for Human Rights campaign was created to address this global problem—through an educational campaign on the 30 inalienable rights of man. Materials are provided to those in a position to do something about it, for use in schools, universities and groups. Here are a few of the many responses from educators and students using the program:
“The Story of Human Rights is a fantastic video. In a very short time, it gives a great overview as to how human rights came about, and their importance and history. They are not something recent but have evolved over many thousands of years. That information is very valuable to our trainees because it gives the foundation on which the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was built.” Police Inspector, Canada
“I am writing to thank you for the wonderful package I have just received, informing us about our rights and the not so wonderful things going on in the world. Congratulations on your FANTASTIC work in human rights! I am a 13-year-old boy going to an international school in France and I am wondering if there is anything I can do or any group I can join to be able to reinforce human rights as a child. I want to work in human rights when I am older and open the heart and the eyes of the world. Please let me know how I can help.” Student, France
“The students really loved the freestyle rap video (Human Rights Are Protected by the Law). The What Are Human Rights? DVD was really good and they really loved the UNITED track. Personally, I think the resources are brilliant, contemporary and relevant! I love using them and the kids enjoy being taught about human rights through them. And if I need any resources I will be sure to contact you! Once again many thanks.” Educator, Great Britain
“I would like to pass a word of gratitude to you and your team. Thank you for the package you have sent, especially the DVD. I have found it very interesting and more than just helpful. A number of people have enjoyed and praised the presentation. It was very thoughtful to promote the message of human rights in that manner—the setting is incredible. Most people would not want to watch a long, formal presentation on human rights. Your DVD gives an understanding of human rights in a practical manner. Thank you very much, I have also learned a lot.” Educator, South Africa
“So far, I’ve done the first two lessons in your curriculum guide. This curriculum is the only thing my students ask and plead for. It’s hard to find good materials for middle school—so often they are ‘babyish’—but these materials are grade level appropriate and definitely get the attention of the students. I’ve noticed how much more aware they are of each others’ feelings and they have begun, some for the first time, to have an awareness of their own rights as human beings.” Teacher, USA