Local MP Jo Swinson recently attended an event in Parliament to mark Amnesty International’s Write for Rights Campaign as part of this year’s International Human Rights Day.
Amnesty’s annual global campaign runs from 1 November to 31 December and highlights human rights abuses taking place around the world while many of us are celebrating the holiday season. As part of the campaign, people are being asked to send a message of solidarity and hope, or to appeal directly to the government in the country where the abuse is taking place.
More information can be found at: amnesty.org.uk/issues/Write-for-Rights-2014
“Amnesty International do a great job exposing some of the worst violations of human rights across the world, which is why I am proud to back this initiative. I encourage local people to visit the website, read some of the horrific stories and support this worthwhile campaign.
“Universal human rights are a cause I am passionate about. Last week I represented the UK Government at the United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva. By working together with our international allies we can put pressure on those regimes that still commit unspeakable acts of human rights abuses.”