Continuing to support human rights
In these unusual times, when our old ways of campaigning are impossible (for obvious public health safety reasons), creativity is needed in order to ensure that we are able to continue to work to promote and protect human rights for the most marginalised in our society.
Here are some suggestions of actions that you can do from home:
Write to your MP. We have produced a variety of template letters, including on:
- Asking your MP to support for an amendments to the Immigration Bill on a time limit for detention. These amendments, tabled by David Davis MP, would make sure no one is detained for longer than 28 days. Template letter available here
- Ensuring government support to victims of modern slavery and human trafficking in the time of covid-19. Template letter available here
- Call on government to respect and protect the welfare of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. Template letter available here
- alling on government to reduce the threat of covid-19 to those held in immigration detention by ensuring their release. Template letter available here
- Raise your concern on the treatment and persecution of Muslim Uyghurs in China. Template letter available here (and you can read more about the situation of Uyghurs in China here)
- Support the Legal Action taken against the UK Government’s decision to allow Huawei 5G network access in the UK by making a financial pledge https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/challenge-to-huawei-5g/
Other suggestions include:
- Write a blog or opinion piece about a human rights Issue (contact us for guidelines on firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Record a Zoom discussion with your friends about a human rights issue
- Conduct a Human Rights Quiz on Zoom
- Sign our ‘cut it out’ pledge and post a picture with it or a video of why you are signing it. Tag five friends to sign and post their photo/ video too
- Join a mutual aid group for Refugees or victims of modern slavery to help as and when issues arise (e.g. www.unseen.org; www.refugeesathome.org; www.snowdropproject.co.uk)
- Watch, Listen or Read one of the René Cassin’s top ten recommendation on Human Rights resources and write a review!
- Make a self-pledge / a commitment, to do three actions related to your chosen human rights area once lockdown is over.
- Organise a fundraising event for a charity related to the human rights Charity we have been learning about.
- Post a picture or video of you enjoying a right that is important to you as part of our #RightsatHome campaign
- Ten ways to help refugees in lockdown
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