Institute Seeks Input for 2014-2015 YIHR ‘Rights of the Family’

| November 7, 2013
Webster University Human Rights Conference

The annual Year in International Human Rights includes common reading, films and other co-curricular activities, including the annual Human Rights Conference (pictured). Organizers are currently soliciting input for the 2014-15 year: Rights of the Family.

The Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies is currently soliciting common reading, film and co-curricular ideas for the Year in International Human Rights 2014-2015: Rights of the Family. Past suggestions from the Webster community have been helpful for YIHR programming and we are eager to again receive  ideas and input.

Please submit your book, film or co-curricular ideas to humanrights@webster.edu by Friday, Dec. 6. For general inquiries about next year’s theme please contact Andrea Miller, Year of International Human Rights coordinator, at andreamiller31@webster.edu.

About Rights of the Family

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) posits the right to found a family and the right to marriage as fundamental to all peoples. Included in next year’s theme will be the vulnerabilities certain individuals and groups face world-wide with regard to discrimination, consent, family planning, and other family-related issues. Please visit the Human Rights Education Associates website, hrea.org, for a further explanation of family rights and the legal instruments that are available to protect these rights.

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