Scientology-Sponsored Human Rights Initiative Featured at Obregon District Festival

The atmosphere was festive and the music was full of life this summer at the human rights concert cosponsored by Mexico City and the Mexico City Human Rights Commission last week.

The festival was part of a series of programs to uplift the poverty and crime-ridden Mexico City district of Alvaro Obregon.

The motto of the event was “to protect your rights, you have to know your rights.” Volunteers from the Mexico City chapter of Youth for Human Rights and the National Scientology Organization for Mexico were there to help those attending the festival gain that knowledge.

These rights are enshrined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the world’s premier human rights document, but a survey of a thousand people conducted by Youth for Human Rights Mexico found 92 percent could name only three or fewer of the 30 human rights, 7 percent could only name five, and no one could name as many as 10.

The educational materials of Youth for Human Rights are designed to convey these 30 rights, making it easy for anyone to grasp them.

Scientologists on five continents engage in collaborative efforts with government agencies and nongovernmental organizations to bring about broad-scale awareness and implementation of the UDHR.

The Church of Scientology published Scientology: How We Help—United for Human Rights, Making Human Rights a Global Reality to meet requests for more information about the human rights education and awareness initiative the Church supports. To learn more, visit

Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “Human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream,” and the Scientology religion is based on the principles of human rights. The Code of a Scientologist calls on all members of the religion to dedicate themselves “to support true humanitarian endeavors in the fields of human rights.”