Two billion people live in cities today. Half of them are under 25. The information society enables them all to understand the disparities of our world. These youth have no support systems, adequate employment or a vision for their future. They are seeking alternatives to joining existing groups in anger and hatred.
Your gift will allow one youth to attend a local human rights training. This neighborhood workshop in a Human Rights city will educate youth and help them plan actions for change, to shape a decent way of life and a secure future for the world's youth. Imagine living in a society where all citizens have made a pledge to build a community based on equality and nondiscrimination; where all women and men are actively participating in the decisions that affect their daily lives; where people have consciously internalized the holistic vision of human rights to overcome fear and impoverishment, a society that provides human security, access to food, housing, education, health care and work at livable wages, sharing these resources with all citizens-- not as a gift, but as a realization of human rights. A Human Rights city is a practical viable model that demonstrates that living in such a society is possible!