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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Youth for Human Rights PSAs

Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) recent produced 30 different public service announcements which visually describe, each one, a point of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Interestingly enough, most people have never heard of the document (I think there was a survey that was done that showed had it at less than 2 or 3 %). With a 1948 date on it, it (like the UN itself) was created in the wake of WWII, and clearly defines those human rights with which we are all endowed - regardless of race, color, creed or any other factor.

The whole concept of the PSAs seems like a good one, since most people don't have the time or interest to sit down and read such a document - but watching a 30 second ad that makes the people communicates it much more effectively.

Maybe this will help wake people up to the human rights violations that occur around the world each day. Afterall, historically speaking the thing that prevents tyranny and injustice from occurring is enough people who understand the problems involved banding together and making enough ruckus to stop it.


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