Young people pledge action on human rights challenges

The manifesto's first pages show illustrations of hands, foliage and text explaining the background to this project.

 

In July, members of the Boston Children’s Chorus (USA) and students from Granville South Creative and Performing Arts High School (Sydney) came together at UNSW Sydney to discuss some of the most intractable human rights challenges of the present day.

 

The Young People’s Manifesto on Human Rights Action

 

Working with ASPIRE at UNSW Sydney, the groups developed a manifesto, and pledged to take specific action on each of the challenges: the Right to Water, the Right to Vote and Participate, Indigenous Rights, the Right to Healthcare and Crossing Borders.

 

The Young People’s Manifesto on Human Rights Action

 

Through the manifesto, the groups also call on our schools, universities, communities and governments to do the same.

 

Young Person's Manifesto continues

 

The manifesto’s ideas were shared with UNSW Sydney President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs, as part of the call for all universities to show leadership on human rights, through research, education and investment.

 

The Young People’s Manifesto on Human Rights Action