Amnesty International Australia NSW Women's Network is presenting a full day 'Write for Rights' event:
"In 2018 we will take action for women persecuted because they stood up and spoke out for human rights; women in prison because they attended a peaceful protest in Iran, attacked with acid because they stood up for LGBTQI rights in Ukraine, and murdered because they stood up for human rights in Brazil. They're on the front lines, challenging discrimination, eviction, oppression. Their position as leaders in their communities stands in contrast to the huge challenges they have overcome to get there.
One case is that of Nonhle Mbuthuma from South Africa. Nonhle is leading the fight for her community against an Australian mining company that wants to mine titanium on their ancestral land. "When you take my land, you take my identity," she says. But she's being harassed just for defending their rights.
These brave women around the world are risking it all to protect the rights of others. Join us to write letters to and on behalf of these women calling on their governments to listen to their requests.
We would love for you to join us for a day of letter writing because your words have the power to free people from human rights abuses."
Register for your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/redfern-write-for-rights-tickets-52035641003