Los Angeles, Ca (PRWEB) March 16, 2009
The European Office of the Church of Scientology supports the Blue Heart Campaign against Human Trafficking of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Launched on March 5, 2009 by the Executive Director of the UNODC, the purpose of the Blue Heart Campaign is to raise awareness and fight human trafficking.
In 2004, the US State Department estimated that some 600,000 to 800,000 men, women and children are trafficked across international borders each year. Of these, 70 percent are female and 50 percent are children, the majority of whom are forced into the commercial sex trade.
The Church of Scientology sponsors a human rights education campaign consisting of booklets, ads, events and a series of 30 short films or public service announcements (PSAs) about the 30 rights laid out in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR). As part of this campaign, the Church produced a short film called "No Slavery," which illustrates that slavery is not just a study in history, but is rather a fact of life in the world today.
The right of all to enjoy human rights constitutes a core Scientology belief. In 1954, L. Ron Hubbard began the Creed of the Church of Scientology with the statement, "…all men of whatever race, color, or creed were created with equal rights…"
To learn more about the activities of the Church of Scientology International European Office for Public Affairs and Human Rights visit their website at http://www.scientology-europe.org. To view the 30 PSAs visit the Scientology video channel at http://www.scientology.org or http://youtube.com/churchofscientology.
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