Youth Group Promotes Human Rights Amid Rising Tensions in Germany

Volunteers generate widespread interest at their Human Rights Day booth in the heart of Munich.

Despite rising tensions over Germany’s immigration and refugee policies, Youth for Human Rights volunteers found tremendous support from Germans embracing basic human rights and tolerance at an annual Human Rights Day event in Munich.

Some 40 volunteers manned a booth on International Human Rights Day to answer questions and educate people on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Volunteers set up a booth where people could sign a petition in support of full implementation of the UDHR while receiving copies of the booklets and DVDs on the subject.

Next to the booth was a stage with a banner stating, “Lift your voice. For your rights. For your freedom.” Throughout the afternoon volunteers provided entertainment while presenting their views on human rights.

 “It is vital that people understand the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”

With more than 1 million immigrants and refugees entering the country in the last year alone, Germany faces many complex human rights issues. “It is vital that people understand the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” said one of the event organizers. “It provides the perspective we need to deal effectively with this crisis and the problems it creates.”

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