Nashville, TN, August 27, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- How is domestic violence a violation of basic human rights? And what do people need to know to protect their rights and the rights of those they love? These are the questions Tennessee United for Human Rights (TNUHR) intends to answer this September 21st in honor of International Day of Peace.
TNUHR is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing education and awareness about human rights to everyone. In 2009, United for Human Rights released a video history of human rights which begins with a series of diverse people on the street being asked a simple question—What are human rights? The answers were astonishing. Most people couldn’t name more than one or two of their human rights, and many people didn’t even know how to define human rights. According to the University of Minnesota Human Rights Library, “People who do not know their rights are more vulnerable to having them abused and often lack the language and conceptual framework to effectively advocate for them.”
For this exact reason, TNUHR is holding a panel discussion to educate men and women on their human rights related to domestic violence for International Day of Peace this year. Peace Day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
In 2015, TNUHR organized an eye-opening panel discussion for Peace Day on “Exposing the Hidden World of Human Trafficking.” It brought together organizations that work day in and day out on eradicating the problem.
This year, the theme is “Know Your Rights and Survive: Overcoming Domestic Violence.” Panel members will represent the YWCA’s Weaver Shelter, Metro Nashville Police Department’s Domestic Violence Division, Legal Aide Society, General Sessions Court, and the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence. The panel will take place on September 21st at 4:00 pm in the Church of Scientology community hall at 1130 8th Avenue South. For more information about Peace Day or to find out more about Tennessee United for Human Rights, visit tnuhr.org.