Side by side with the brave. The Letter Writing Marathon human rights campaign is launching in Uzhgorod

10 December 2017 15:53  40166598 0168192
Side by side with the brave. The Letter Writing Marathon human rights campaign is launching in Uzhgorod

On Monday, December 11, at 5:00 pm,  a large-scale human rights campaign Amnesty International Letter Writing Marathon will launch in the Transcarpathian Regional Universal Scientific Library (Svoboda Ave., 16).

During the event, Uzhgorod residents will have an opportunity to watch the documentary film "He called me Malala".

The campaign has brought together activists from all over Ukraine and from more than 200 countries, where the Marathon is being held. Thousands of human rights events will take place around the world and more than 100 events are planned in various parts of Ukraine, including front-line towns.

  

In Uzhgorod, the events will be held from December 11 to December 15, everyone is invited to attend. On December 11, at 5:00 pm, the premiere of the documentary film "He called me Malala", awarded with the prestigious Emmy Award and nominated for BAFTA, will take place in the Transcarpathian Regional Universal Scientific Library.

The film tells about a Pakistani girl Malala Yusufzai, who advocated the accessibility of education for all women around the world. But the Taliban considered such statements an "obscene behavior" and attempted an assassination resulting in her being seriously injured...

Malala received the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize and founded the Malala Foundation which deals with education for girls in the developing countries.

Until December 15, the Amnesty stand will be staying in the reading room, where visitors will be able to join the Marathon, - Yevhenia Napuda, the head of the service department of the Transcarpathian Regional Universal Scientific Library named after F.Potushnyak informed.

One of the main cases of this year's Marathon in Ukraine is the case of Emir-Usain Kuku, a Crimean Tatar activist, unfairly arrested by the occupation authorities in Crimea.

You can learn more about the Marathon and leave your signature on the site: http://marathon2017amnesty.org.ua 

Additional information:

The Letter Writing Marathon is a global and annual campaign dedicated to Human Rights Day (December 10) and is held in more than 200 countries. Every year, thanks to the Marathon, unjustly convicted persons are freed, repressive laws are changed, and victims of human rights violations receive help.

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