Human Rights Now!

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A Six Week World-Wide Tour[edit]


Human Rights Now! was a twenty concert world-wide tour lasting six weeks in 1988, benefitting Amnesty International. It wa sheld to raise awareness of both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on its 40th anniversary and the work of Amnesty International. The shows featured Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, and Youssou N'Dour, plus guest artists from each of the countries where concerts were held; London, Paris, Budapest, Turin, Barcelona, San José, Toronto, Montreal, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Oakland, Tokyo, New Delhi, Athens, Harare, Abidjan, São Paulo, Mendoza and Buenos Aires. The Leaders of Amnesty International and the artists held press conferences at each location, while participants were provided a copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in their own language, and an opportunity to sign the Declaration themselves and join the worldwide human rights movement.