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Saturday, August 13, 2005

Ms. Kevitt presents Ms.Linda Bierman of the Warner Center Rotary Club with a “What are Human Rights?” booklet.

Los Angeles: Fourteen-year-old Claire Kevitt, the Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) Youth President briefed a chapter meeting of Rotary International members on the importance of teaching youth human rights.

The Master of Ceremonies introduced Ms. Kevitt with a strong statement of support for the human rights work being done by YHRI. He also voiced support for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights — pointing out that leading members of the Rotary Club Rotary Club had been instrumental in forming the United Nations.

Ms. Kevitt outlined the purpose and recent activities of YHRI. She also played the emotionally packed UNITED — a music video and theme song for YHRI, which was met with enthusiasm from the attendees.

Youth for Human Rights International Inc. (YHRI) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to teaching youth around the globe about human rights, thus helping them to become valuable advocates for the promotion of tolerance and peace.

YHRI was founded by educator and school principal Mary Shuttleworth in August 2001. Having spent 30 years working with children, Mary, an active member of the Church of Scientology for the last 20 years, decided to launch a campaign catering solely to educate youth about human rights.

The Church of Scientology International, an active campaigner for human rights for the last four decades, has adopted Youth for Human Rights as its program to ensure human rights of all children. The Church has sponsored thousands of copies of YHRI’s educational booklet, “What are Human Rights?” in 19 different languages and the Human Rights Department of the Church of Scientology International has partnered with YHRI on its biggest projects.

The Church is concerned that today millions do not have simple rights as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which forms the core of the YHRI campaign. Protecting and promoting human rights for all is an intrinsic part of the teachings of the Scientology religion as laid out by founder and humanitarian, L. Ron Hubbard, who stated, “Human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream.”