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Can Human Rights Education Reverse Japan Teen Bullying?

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014

With nearly 200,000 cases of school bullying reported in 2012, and bullying seen as a factor in a teen suicide in January 2014, volunteers from Youth for Human Rights are working with Japanese schools to foster tolerance and understanding and reverse underlying attitudes that endanger Japanese youth.

Investigation into a recent teen suicide in Yamagata Prefecture found that before the young girl took her life, more than 100 of her classmates knew she was being bullied.

Bullying infringes against the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights including Article 1: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood;” and Article 5: “No one shall be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.”

Although the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was written in 1948, surveys indicate most people have a limited understanding of their rights and the rights of others. The Youth for Human Rights What Are Human Rights booklet and public service announcements present these fundamental rights in terms youth can easily understand, bringing each of these 30 articles vividly to life.

Youth for Human Rights volunteers use these materials to conduct seminars and classes in Japanese schools such as a recent program for 143 young Judo students at a Kanagawa Prefecture elementary school.

The youngsters not only gained an understanding of their rights, they also learned about their responsibility to defend the rights of others. At the end of the program, students wrote their personal messages on a human rights pledge, showing how they plan to apply what they learned in the seminar.

Scientologists on five continents engage in collaborative efforts with government agencies and nongovernmental organizations to bring about broad-scale awareness and implementation of the 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the world’s premier human rights document.

The Church of Scientology has published a brochure, Scientology: How We Help—United for Human Rights, Making Human Rights a Global Reality, to meet requests for more information about the human rights education and awareness initiative the Church supports. To learn more, visit

Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “Human rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream,” and the Scientology religion is based on the principles of human rights. The Code of a Scientologist calls on all members of the religion to dedicate themselves “to support true humanitarian endeavors in the fields of human rights.”

Press Contact: Tracie Parker

Tel: (323) 960-3500

eMail: MediaRelations(at)ChurchofScientology(dot)net

SOURCE: Scientology Newsroom

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Teen Pop Star Touring on Anti Bullying Concert Tour

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 20, 2014

Zach Matari continues to dazzle his quickly growing fan base with his performances! On January 31, Zach opened up for R&B superstar, Mario at Resorts World Casino in NYC. The sold out concert brought fans from all around the Tri-State area for a “Welcome To NY Super Bowl Weekend Concert”. Zach originally met Mario in 2005 when he was only 7 years old, in Paterson, NJ. Mario had just started his career and Zach’s father had a meet and greet at the grand opening of their new ladies clothing store. With over 2,500 screaming girls surrounding the store, and closing down Main St., Zach knew that he wanted to be a famous artist like Mario one day.

This past weekend Zach Matari, reminiscent of a young Justin Timberlake, enchanted his fans with an astounding performance at GameChanger World in Howell NJ. Whether it was his pitch perfect voice, or his captivating dance moves, he had his fans craving for more at the end of each song.

Zach will continue to dazzle his fans at this year’s Reality Dance’s Anti Bullying Jam Tour. Reality Dance is a third generation style dance show. With original ties to dancers from American Bandstand and Dancin’ On Air, Reality Dance started its journey two years ago to give performers a platform to showcase their talent. Reality Dance is an advocate for anti-bullying. Their motto is “We Don’t Bully We Just Dance” has been spoken by NBA/NFL/Celebrities and Major recording Artist alike. Zach is scheduled to perform at the Anti Bullying Jam Tour on March 16 in Boston, March 28 in Lancaster, Pa, April 19 in Philadelphia, and then back to Jersey on May 16 in Atlantic City.

Zach is also scheduled to release his newest single “Up To You.” With a combination of a nostalgic 70′s disco and current Pop music, “Up To You” is sure to be a hit! Zach’s creative musical talent is noticeable in his original songs as well as his covers /renditions. This is most apparent in his latest cover of Dark Horse by Katy Perry as seen in his latest YouTube video:

To keep up with the latest news on Zach, be sure to visit his Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram pages.

S. Zarqa

Public Relations


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