Today is World Human Rights Day 2015 – as part of RCN’s commitment to this special day in the annual calendar, some of our students are in Oslo for the Nobel Peace Prize and last Sunday evening a group of students set up an Amnesty International stall on campus:
Magnus við Streym (Faroe Islands) reports on the Amnesty event:
Amnesty RCN had a booth in the Safuge Café last Sunday, where locals and students alike could go and write letters to people in need and to their respective governments. The group focused on girls being forced into marriage in Burkina Faso, Waleed Abu al-Khair who is a journalist from Saudi Arabia, and the Burmese protester Phyoe Phyoe Aung. Amnesty managed to gather 60+ letters from the event, and hopefully the letters will help to release these individuals from captivity. We wanted to write to these individuals to show that we care, and that there is still hope and justice for them. Overall, we are very proud to have organized this event, and hopefully it will manage to help people to break their shackles and pave their way to freedom.