Write for Rights 2017

Publicity for our Write for Rights stall

We held our annual Write for Rights stall on Bishopthorpe Road in York - on the weekend of Human Rights Day.

From left to right: Rachael Maskell MP, the Sheriff of York, the Lord Mayor of York, us and our stall

The Member of Parliament for York Central (Rachael Maskell MP), the Lord Mayor of York (Barbara Boyce) and the Sheriff of York (Gill Brian) signed cards with messages of support for four people from around the world.

City of York councillor Johnny Hayes and us at our stall

One of the City of York's councillors for the Micklegate ward (Johnny Hayes) and many members of the public also signed cards. A total of 111 cards were signed. This year we chose the following four people to send cards to.

Sakris Kupila, denied legal gender recognition in Finland

Housing activist Ni Yulan, under attack in China

Dr Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, jailed for exposing abuses in Sudan

Women's rights lawyer Azza Soliman faces prison

Our Annual General Meeting takes place on Tuesday 9 January at 7.00pm at the usual venue - York Friends Meeting House, Friargate, York YO1 9RL. The AGM and election of officers will be followed by our regular monthly meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend.