United for Human Rights Center Creating Awareness and Protecting Children from Human Trafficking

CLEARWATER, Fla., June 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On the 21st of June, Pinellas County Sheriff’s Deputy Jessica Hughey spoke to parents and educators at the United for Human Rights (UHR) Center in Downtown Clearwater on “Internet Security – Protecting our Children from Human Traffickers.” The UHR Center, supported by the Church of Scientology, promotes the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the 30 rights that all humans have, including the right to “no slavery.”

Sanna Heden, Deputy ED of UHR, said, “With the open and free way for people to connect and communicate online, there are also ways for Human Traffickers to get to our children.”

Human Trafficking, or modern day slavery, has now grown into one of the top three multi-billion industries in the world.

Deputy Hughey told the audience that one of the ways traffickers lure youth into the Sex Trafficking industry is by making friends with them over social media and online internet pages. The traffickers gain the trust of the youth which allows them to extract these youth from their homes into a life of slavery.

For more information about the United for Human Rights (UHR) Center, on holding your own events in the Center or to request what issues you think is needed to create awareness of, contact the United for Human Rights Center Manager on 727-467-6960, email [email protected] or visit the Center on 29 North Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater FL 33755.

United for Human Rights (UHR) 

UHR is a non-profit organization that assists and unites individuals, educators, organizations and governmental bodies at all levels around the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). They distribute booklets on the 30 articles of the UDHR, “The Story of Human Rights” video and an educator’s guide on the 30 articles.  These materials are created in collaboration with the Human Rights Department of the Church of Scientology International and are available for free to all educators, youth and anyone interested in preserving human rights. The UHR Center also houses the Youth for Human Rights (YHR) Campaign, a 501(3) non-profit organization. L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology inspired the movement when he said, “Human Rights must be made a fact, not an idealistic dream.”

CONTACT: Sanna Heden
(727) 467-6960

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