UK: Rathmore Grammar School faces up to the Arms
Rathmore Grammar School’s Amnesty International Group have achieved the amazing feat of photographing the entire school to add to Amnesty International’s Million Faces campaign.
More than 850 young people, teachers and parents, have been either photographed, or drawn self-portraits, and added these to the worldwide web campaign to control the trade in arms which kills thousands of Children's rights every day. They will be launching this campaign by bringing together the contributors, with their pictures, in the school assembly hall, the new building, on Wednesday 9 February, 1.00pm-1.45pm.
Amnesty International says that this is one of the single biggest contributions to the campaign in the world, and is a testament to the hard work of the Rathmore Amnesty group, who have been campaigning on human rights issues for the last 6 years. The Control Arms campaign, which is being run in association with Oxfam, is calling on governments to introduce a new global Arms treaty to significantly reduce the number of arms going into conflict zones.
Amnesty International and Oxfam supporters worldwide have been campaigning to get one million people to put their faces to the campaign.
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