“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”
-The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1.
The UDHR was adopted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948 as a result of the atrocities of World War II. As a result, each year on December 10 people around the world celebrate Human Rights Day to raise awareness for those who are still struggling to realize the rights guaranteed in this document.
The Center for Human Rights and Justice is proud once again to join with the UW Human Rights Center for Amnesty International’s annual Write for Rights campaign. Write for Rights is a letter-writing campaign designed to show governments that people around the world are paying attention to rights abuses and will not stand idly by. It also shows solidarity with those who are suffering these abuses. With help from LSRJ, ILS, Outlaws, and in coordination with the UW Amnesty International chapter and UW Bothell we will be gathering signatures to help support cases from around the world.
This year CHRJ is writing for cases in Mexico, China Cameroon, Yemen and Iran. We will be tabling in Red Square to collect signatures starting November 28 at the lunch hour. Please come by and show your support by signing letters supporting human rights!
“Your words have power. Your words can save lives.”
(If you would like to help tabling or have any further questions, please contact Maggie Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org)