Amnesty International Write for Rights set for Monday

Amnesty International Prince George will be hosting a Write for Rights event on Monday evening.

It's set for Artspace, above Books and Company at 1685 Third Ave., 6:30 to 9 p.m.

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It is part of a worldwide letter-writing campaign in the name of standing up for human rights. It will also feature a candle-lighting ceremony and a choir from Harwin Elementary School.

Last year, more than five million messages were sent to world leaders demanding human rights progress. This year, activists are aiming to replicate that success, focussing on 10 cases in 10 countries and all focussed women human rights defenders.

"When hundreds of thousands of people around the world get together and send a clear message demonstrating they will stand by a person or group whose human rights are being violated, the impact is huge. It gives people the strength to keep going." said Amnesty International volunteer Sandra Meehan.

"It also sends a message to those who are violating human rights that they cannot keep their crimes secret because the world is watching. Every letter, email and petition signature chips away at the problem."

More information is available at writeathon.ca.

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