General News of Friday, 16 November 2018
Amnesty International, Ghana has launched the 2018 Write for Rights Campaign in Accra on Friday, November 16, 2018. The campaign according to the Country Director, Robert Akoto Amoafo is a support Amnesty International gives to people whose lives threatened for fighting for human rights.
“The Write for Rights Campaign is aimed at the government of ‘prisoners of right’ countries that many people across the world are watching and listening to how they treat human rights defenders” he said. Mr. Amoafo added that globally there are a lot of human rights activist whose lives are being threatened, endangered and others imprisoned but the organization was focusing 2018’s campaign on 10 women, whose rights have been trampled upon.
“There are several of them but this year we are doing ten cases and we are hoping that their government will listen and give them justice that they seek” According to him, the campaign will be repeated across the country at various second cycle institutions and other places to raise awareness and gather more signatures.
He said, the choice of women victims this year is the organization’s own way of reiterating the fact that they support and back women who speak up for justice. “We chose 10 women this year because Amnesty International supports women who speak against injustice and stand for the right of all people” he noted.
According to him, Amnesty International wants to gather twenty two thousand, five hundred (22500) letters in Ghana in support of people who have been imprisoned or live endangered for speaking the truth
Every December, Amnesty International supporters across the globe write millions of letters for those whose basic human rights are being attacked.
The Campaign ends on December 10th, Human Rights Day, when all the letters are collected and readied for mailing to the government of countries where prisoners of justice are being held hostage.