Saturday 8 December 2018 - WRITE FOR RIGHTS

10 December 2018 is the 70th Anniversary of Human Rights Day – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

Amnesty International celebrates Human Rights Day with its WRITE FOR RIGHTS campaign.  'Letters from Amnesty supporters...were really powerful and helped me to stay strong. They protected us because the authorities knew thousands of people were watching' [Fred Bauma, pro-democracy activist in Democratic Republic of Congo]. It only takes a few minutes to write a letter or postcard but for someone enduring prison and torture just for protesting peacefully; or someone fighting forced eviction, or for refugees left in limbo it can provide the strength to carry on.A message of solidarity tells someone like Fred, they're not alone. It lets their abusers know the world is watching. This year's campaign features ten individuals whose human rights have been violated just because they dared to defend the rights of others. Let them know they're not alone.

Malvern Hills Amnesty is again taking part by holding its annual greetings card-writing event on Saturday 8 December. This will be at one or more  locations in Great Malvern town centre between 10am and 3pm.

Please can you offer an hour or two of your time to help run one of the stalls where we shall be asking shoppers and passers-by to sign cards? If so, please contact our Secretary, Sue Wolfendale on 01684 562804 or susanwolfendale@btinternet.comShe wil be delighted to hear from you.

 

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