The Amnesty International Group recently took part in Amnesty’s ‘Words that Burn’ national project, which encourages young people to explore and express human rights through poetry.
The took part in the ‘Make Difference in a Minute’ challenge and performed poems that they wrote on the theme of women’s rights.
We have been delighted to hear that their poems have been included in a book that has been sent in solidarity to Azza Soliman, a lawyer and women’s rights defender who is facing imprisonment in Egypt. Amnesty have recently received feedback that the solidarity Azza is receiving has made her feel she is not alone in this fight, and that the recognition of her efforts has given her the power to continue in the darkest times.
You can find out more about Azza here: https://www.amnesty.org.uk/actions/azza-soliman