Youth For Human Rights Sierra Leone Chapter (YHR-SLC)

Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2001 by Dr. Mary Shuttleworth, an educator born and raised in apartheid South Africa, where she witnessed firsthand the devastating effects of discrimination and the lack of basic human rights. The purpose of YHRI is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and inspire them to become advocates for tolerance and peace. YHRI has now grown into a global movement, including hundreds of groups, clubs and chapters around the world.

Youth For Human Rights Sierra Leone Chapter (YHR-SLC) is a local chapter created in 2018 by Thomas Foday an actor/humanitarian born and raised in Freetown Sierra Leone, where he witnessed the devastating effects of discrimination and the lack of basic human rights in Sierra Leone. Thomas started his movie career in 2011 and made a breakthrough in 2013 by playing a teacher in a music video titled education in Sierra Leone. Thomas have created a lot of impact in the Sierra Leonean movie industry with many awards for his talent in movie making. Started his humanitarian movement in 2018 as founder and Executive Director of Girls be Girls Not Mothers Foundation, a charity organization that advocate, educate and empower young girls in Sierra Leone. Thomas is now representatives of Youth For Human Rights in Sierra Leone.

Thomas Foday with a fellow Sierra Leonean female.

30 Human Rights

  • We are all born free and equal
  • Don’t discriminate
  • The right to life
  • No slavery
  • No torture
  • You have Rights no matter where you go
  • We’re all equal before the law
  • Your human rights are protected by law
  • No unfair Detainment
  • The right to trial
  • We’re always innocent till proven guilty
  • The right to privacy
  • Freedom to move
  • The right to seek a safe place to live
  • The right to a nationality
  • Marriage and family
  • The Right to your own things
  • Freedom of thought
  • Freedom of expression
  • The right to public assembly
  • The right to democracy
  • Social security
  • Workers’ rights
  • The right to play
  • Food and shelter for all
  • The right to education
  • Copyright
  • A fair and free world
  • Responsibility
  • No one can take away your human rights

YHR-SLC have be teaching the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights to pupils in classrooms and youth in different places in Sierra Leone. Also, celebrated world day against human trafficking in persons on 30 July 2019 sponsored by Sarah N Nardler.

As a new and proud sponsor I am committed to bringing Human Rights to life in Sierra Leone – the land I call my own. Thank you Thomas for sharing your story and foundation with me.

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