Sit-In and Write-In for International Rights (December 10th)

Dec 4th, 2009 | By Erin Fagan Galle (full article: Edwards Magazine)

“Rita Mahato has been threatened with assault, rape, and murder because of the human rights work she does in her home country . . .

. . . As a young Canadian woman living in my current period of time and circumstance, I am very lucky to have the freedom to exercise my basic human rights on a day-to-day basis without fearing for my life. I cannot take this freedom for granted: in so many places around the world, the act of expressing an opinion or belief—or of simply being different—can incur the threat of violence, persecution, imprisonment, and even death.

For this reason, I am participating in Amnesty International’s 6th Annual “Write-A-Thon.” Thousands of people (14,000 at of the time of writing this article) have registered throughout Canada and the world to write and mail letters in support of human rights on and around December 10th.”

More . . . Amnesty International Canada

Full article: Edwards Magazine