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Human Rights | Dec 19 2011

The General Assembly adopts the UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training

The General Assembly adopts the UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training

On December 19, 2011, during the month of International Human Rights Day, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted a Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training. ... read more

Human Rights | Oct 15 2011

SGI Quarterly October Issue Explores Human Rights Education

SGI Quarterly October Issue Explores Human Rights Education

The October 2011 issue of the SGI Quarterly magazine, "Human Rights Education Today," has now been published. The October issue celebrates this milestone, featuring the insights and experiences of a number of remarkable scholars and activists from around the world who are working to bring a culture of human rights to life. ... read more

Human Rights | Aug 14 2011

SGI-Panama Education Department Holds Human Rights Conference

SGI-Panama Education Department Holds Human Rights Conference

A conference titled "Human Rights: Value Education" was held at the SGI-Panama Culture Center Peace Auditorium on August 14. ... read more

Human Rights | Jul 1 2011

July Issue of SGI Quarterly "Finding Freedom" Now Online

July Issue of SGI Quarterly "Finding Freedom" Now Online

What is freedom? What does it mean to be free? The July issue of the SGI Quarterly, now online, takes a broad look at the meaning of freedom and the experiences of those who have struggled to achieve it. ... read more

Human Rights | Jun 11 2011

Human Rights Activist Addresses SGI-Kenya Women

Human Rights Activist Addresses SGI-Kenya Women

On June 11, SGI women members in Kenya and other countries in eastern Africa gathered at the University of Nairobi to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Soka Gakkai's Women's Division. ... read more

Human Rights | Apr 3 2011

SGI-Canada Takes Part in International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

SGI-Canada Takes Part in International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

SGI-Canada participated in an event at Milliken Mills High School in Ontario to commemorate the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. ... read more

Human Rights | Oct 31 2010

"21st Century Human Rights Exhibition of Hope" Shown in Yamanashi and Shiga Prefectures, Japan

"21st Century Human Rights Exhibition of Hope" Shown in Yamanashi and Shiga Prefectures, Japan

Soka Gakkai's "21st Century Human Rights Exhibition of Hope--You Are Invaluable" was shown in Yamanashi Prefecture from September 29 to October 3, and in Shiga Prefecture from October 26-31. On display were original autographed documents and letters written by human rights pioneers such as Eleanor Roosevelt, renowned first lady of the ... read more

Human Rights | Apr 16 2010

SGI Representative to the UN Speaks at the Council of Europe

SGI Representative to the UN Speaks at the Council of Europe

On April 15, 2010, the SGI's representative to the UN in Geneva Kazunari Fujii gave a speech at a conference on Learning and Living Democracy For All, held at the Council of Europe headquarters in Strasbourg, France. The conference, which ended on April 16, brought together representatives of the States Parties ... read more

Human Rights | Mar 10 2010

SGI-Iceland Youth Support Europe-wide "Action Week Against Racism"

SGI-Iceland Youth Support Europe-wide "Action Week Against Racism"

On March 10, 2010, eleven SGI-Iceland youth members collaborated with the Red Cross of Iceland and the national Human Rights office, in an activity to raise awareness about racism. The event was part of the annual Europe-wide "Action Week Against Racism," a campaign inspired by the United Nations General Assembly's ... read more

Human Rights | Dec 10 2009

SGI-Luxembourg Participates in International Day of Human Rights

On December 10, 2009, in celebration of the International Day of Human Rights, the Baha'i Center of Luxembourg City and the Organization for the Education of Adults invited representatives of various religious communities to attend an interreligious dialogue with the theme, "The Contribution of Religions to Human Rights." SGI-Luxembourg, a ... read more

Human Rights | Oct 10 2009

Singapore Soka Association Supports World Mental Health Day

From October 1-4, 2009, members from the Singapore Soka Association's (SSA) Soka Volunteer Group joined hands with interns from the Silver Ribbon Singapore (SRS) organization to pack 10,000 information and support packages to combat the stigma of mental illness. The packages were created to help raise people's awareness of mental ... read more

Human Rights | Jul 11 2009

SGI-USA Santa Barbara, California, Participates in Pride Festival

On July 11, 2009, SGI-USA members participated in the Pacific Pride Festival at Chase Palm Park in Santa Barbara, California, marking the first time that the local SGI-USA organization took part in the event. Organized to celebrate the diversity of Santa Barbara's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, the ... read more

Human Rights | Jun 16 2009

SGI-South Africa Youth Commemorate National Youth Day

On June 16, 2009, SGI-South Africa youth members, together with several thousand local residents, attended a celebration of South Africa's Youth Day in Johannesburg, South Africa. Youth Day is a public holiday in South Africa and commemorates the 1976 Soweto youth uprisings, which played a key role in the ... read more

Human Rights | May 24 2009

SGI Representative Lectures on Human Rights Education in Budapest

SGI representative to the United Nations, Geneva, Kazunari Fujii, gave a lecture at an Asia-Europe training session for youth leaders on "The Role of Human Rights Education in Intercultural Dialogue--an Asia-Europe perspective," held from May 17-24, 2009, at the Council of Europe European Youth Centre in Budapest, Hungary. The ... read more

Human Rights | Mar 28 2009

SGI-Canada Participates in International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Since 1966, the United Nations has designated March 21 as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This year, on March 28, 2009, SGI-Canada joined numerous cultural, religious and ethnic groups to commemorate the day, in an event entitled "Racism. Stop It!" and organized by the York Regional ... read more