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What’s been going on this week at Durham Amnesty?

The meeting:

Pheobe gave us a presentation about the human rights experiences of women and girls around the world, drawing on her experiences at the G(irls)20 summit that she attended in China last summer. _52150391_burkinaWe focused particularly on the issue of early and forced marriage in Burkina Faso, leading us to…

The action:

We wrote a letter to the government of Burkina Faso asking them to enforce laws which ban forced marriages.

4615_w4r_1_%20burkinafaso_social_web%20-%20copyThe law in Burkina Faso, as well as international human rights law, bans child marriage and forced marriage, but this law is not being enforced. If you have time, write a letter to the Minister of Justice and Human Rights in Burkina Faso to ask him to uphold the law.burkina-faso

You can get more information about this campaign here:


Future plans:

On Saturday it is Human Rights Day and we are holding our Write for Rights event! It’s going to be lots of fun – crafts, coffee, cake, chat, and saving lives. We’ll be writing letters to prisoners of conscience to show solidarity. Pop in for half an hour as a revision break. Here are the details:

What? Write for Rights

When? Saturday December 10th, 12-4pm

Where? Velvet Elvis shop, Durham

Who? Everybody!


Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/595574500646693/




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