May 2008


Iranian Youth For Human Rights Art Competition


A global artistic and educational effort has been formed to raise the awareness of Iranian Youth on their Human Rights in form of an Art Competition.


The World Academy of Arts, Literature and Media WAALM, the awarding body of Persian Golden Lioness Awards is the initiator of this global endeavor.


WAALM in co-operation with The Abbey College - UK, Award Winning Persian Vocalist, SATTAR and in association with Youth For Human Rights International YHRI, USA developed this crayon drawing competition to educate and raise awareness of Human Rights amongst Iranian Youth all over the world.


Human Right #18: Freedom of Thought is the topic for this contest. The top 3 winners will be awarded with a Diploma of Talent from WAALM, (signed jointly by its Founders and SATTAR) and receive a two-week English course scholarship at The Abbey College UK.


Moreover, the best 100 drawings will be exhibited in England and their artists will receive a certificate of participation as well as SATTAR s photo personally signed in their names. This competition is entry free and open to all Iranians around the world aged 13 19.











Those who brought this to our Iranian Youth:


Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is an independent non-profit corporation headquartered in Los Angeles, with the purpose to educate people in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights so they become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace. Most recently, YHRI released a series of 30 audiovisual public service announcements, one for each article of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first of these messages, released in late 2005, have been screened to more than 130 million people. YHRI also publishes the UNITED Human Rights Handbook, providing educators and leaders with a practical tool with which to teach human rights to the young.

The Abbey College - TAC, UK was established as a seat of learning in 1874, lying on the lower slopes of the famous Malvern Hills in central England. It offers verity of programmes including Medical, Engineering and Business Foundations, Vacation and English language courses. TAC has a strong reputation for its academic excellence and it is fully accredited by the British Council, BAC and it is a member of HELSA and Education UK. TAC has recently become a contributing member of YHRI Education.

SATTAR is admired by more than 100 million people. He has recorded over 270 songs, has released 30 Albums and performed in 23 countries. He is the favorite of The Persian Royal Family and Persian's most idolized vocalist artist of our contemporary time. As a caring individual, Sattar volunteers to perform at charity events for causes he believes in supporting. In September 2004 International Further Studies Institute - I.F.S.I, conferred him with an Honorary Doctorate award for his sincere dedication and contribution to human kind, world of art, and Persian music in particular.

The key to his longevity is his amazing vocal ability, which can ranges from "Traditional /Classic (Bazm)" to the diverse sounds of present day "Pop Music".

Sattar is an Award Wining Artist in Persian Music who could receive two Persian Golden Lioness Statuettes in October 2005 from The World Academy of Arts, Literature, and Media - WAALM. He received his first award for his best Melodic Voice in Pop music and the second award for his Vocal ability in Classic - Arrange.

The World Academy of Arts, Literature, and Media - WAALM supports, develops, and promotes the dramatic and fine arts, creative writing and poetry, as well as professional journalism and media productions. WAALM regularly identifies and rewards excellence, inspires practitioners, and benefits the public, by means of international awarding events. WAALM is an active advocate of Human Rights Education since 2006.


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Photo Description:

L-R: Dr. H. Kaveh, Executive Director of TAC; Mrs. M. Shuttleworth, President of YHRI; Dr. M. Dorbayani, Co-founder & President of WAALM; Dr. M. Abdi, Co-founder and Director of WAALM and Sattar, Award Wining Persian Vocal Artist


To learn more about Human Rights and Human Right # 18 visit:


Post Art Competitions to: (Human Rights Art Competition) TAC International Office, 253 Wells Rd, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR 144 JF, England.