Writing contest for International Human Rights Day 2006 [Archives:2006/1002/Local News]

November 27 2006

SANA'A, Nov. 27 ) The United Nations Global Learning and Teaching Project, Cyber School Bus, has launched a contest on human rights and poverty for children and youth between ages 8 and 18.

Human Rights Day 2006 will focus on fighting poverty as a matter of obligation, not out of charity, because poverty frequently is a consequence as well as a cause of human rights abuses.

Entrants will choose an article from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and use a real-life example to illustrate how violating this right is a consequence of living in poverty, including either suggestions on how poverty can be reduced so that this right isn't violated or suggestions on what can be done to protect this right so that it doesn't lead to poverty.

Entries for the 2006 Human Rights and Poverty Writing Contest must be received by email no later than International Human Rights Day, Dec. 10, 2006.

For additional guidelines and contest rules, please refer to the following web site, which was the source for this article: