Tampa, FL (PressExposure) February 16, 2011 -- United Physicians for Human Rights Tampa Bay (http://www.humanrights.com) was recently presented with the "Humanitarian Acknowledgement" for the generous contributions of services to assist human trafficking victims. Ida Lopez, the head of Tampa's branch of World Relief presented the honor to Gracia Bennish, President of United for Human Rights Florida (UHR).
United Physicians for Human Rights Tampa Bay (UPHR) is a grassroots group of physicians, dentists, chiropractors and nutritionists who are contributing their professional services to assist human trafficking victims who have been rescued from their captors.
UPHR Tampa Bay is under the umbrella of United for Human Rights, a non-profit international organization. UHR actively works together with Youth for Human Rights (YHR) to increase public awareness about human rights as well as supports the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document approved unanimously by the United Nations in 1948. Additionally, UHR and YHR provide educators with free human rights educational materials, which includes the award-winning documentary film, The Story of Human Rights. These materials are created in collaboration with the Human Rights Department of the Church of Scientology International. The Human Rights efforts are inspired by a quote from L. Ron Hubbard, the Church's founder, "Human Rights must be made a fact not an idealistic dream."
Gracia Bennish found that the non-profit organizations in the community who work with human trafficking and other human rights abuse cases have an urgent need for assistance with health care issues. Other sources are available, but not always on an immediate basis or they are not always able to meet specific needs. United Physicians for Human Rights was created to fulfill this need with the healthcare professionals donating their time free of charge.
This "Humanitarian Acknowledgement" was given to United Physicians for Human Rights in recognition of their generous contributions of time, supplies, expertise and support of human rights. Ms. Bennish was delighted with the acknowledgement. "It is our hope to expand this grassroots movement to service more non-governmental organizations in the Tampa Bay area and beyond and to forward understanding about human rights".
Ms. Bennish and her colleagues work for UHR on a pro bono basis donating their time and efforts to further the goals outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
For more information or to volunteer contact Gracia Bennish at 727-942-4668 or visit the website http://www.humanrights.com.