The rights of children remains an important focus for groups like Amnesty because so often in appalling situations, its children that suffer most whilst being least able to change the situation they find themselves in.
This year we have partnered with Hyde Park Picture house to present a series of films looking at the human rights issues faced by children around the world. On three dates across the summer we will be screening “War Child” followed by campaign film “Kone 2012” which went viral in that year, “The Unloved” focusing on children within the UK care system, and “The Rabbit Proof Fence”, examining abuses of children’s rights by a state.
We had a great day today up at Kirkstall Festival, running our stall to Send a Smile to prisoners of Conscience around the world.
Partnering with Open Rights Group Leeds and other civic society groups, we were delighted to help organise a hustings event focused on Human Rights for local parliamentary candidates in Leeds Central, ahead of the 2017 General Election.
Sitting MP Hilary Benn attended for Labour, UKIP were represented by Bill Palfreman, the Greens by Ed Carlisle and the Liberal Democrats by Andy Nash.