What’s been going on this week at Durham Amnesty?
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. We focused particularly on the issue of early and forced marriage in Burkina Faso, leading us to…
We wrote a letter to the government of Burkina Faso asking them to enforce laws which ban forced marriages.
The 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.
You can get more information about this campaign here:
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
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/595574500646693/