Welcome to Dorset Humanists

Dorset Humanists is a welcoming group for humanists, atheists and agnostics who seek to live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason and humanity. We meet in Bournemouth for informative and enjoyable presentations, debates and discussions on a wide range of subjects including ethics, science, religion, philosophy, politics, our environment and much more. We also organise regular social events.

Human Rights Defenders

Human Rights Defenders 10 December 2016Saturday 10th December 2.00pm 
Moordown Community Centre, Coronation Avenue, Moordown Bournemouth BH9 1TW

With Marilyn Jarrett from Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a global movement of people who champion and fight for the human rights of other people, often risking their own lives to expose injustice and hold powerful people to account.

Following a general introduction to Amnesty International’s work, including some moving success stories, Marilyn Jarrett will bring us up to date on the disturbing plight of many ‘Individuals at Risk’ and ’Prisoners of Conscience’ such as Raif Badawi and his lawyer Waleed Abu al-Khair whom they are currently working to protect. She will also outline Amnesty’s new global refugee campaign called "I welcome", which aims to ensure that refugees are protected, welcomed and their human rights are respected. We hope Marilyn can also update us on the government’s proposals to replace the Human Rights Act in the UK with a “British Bill of Rights”. 

Marilyn became involved with Amnesty International in the 1980s whilst working in Brussels. Following a year volunteering in Nigeria, she became Secretary of the Guildford Amnesty International group and is also part of the AI Trainers Network, leading workshops in the South-East for local and student AI groups and other focus groups. Marilyn has a degree in Global Politics and Democracy from the Open University which has reinforced her conviction in the fundamental importance of Human Rights.

Join us for a fascinating introduction to the vital work of human rights defender Amnesty International

Free entry (donations appreciated).     Everyone welcome!

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