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Women's rights writing & campaigning meeting

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The Six Bells

11 Covent Garden

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CB1 2HS

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Join & help make a difference for women and girls in the UK and worldwide. At this meeting we will write letters and solidarity cards, but also discuss and plan campaigning actions for example stalls or talks on subjects such as abortion rights and sexual harassment.

We will write letters on behalf of Teodora del Carmen Vásquez in El Salvador who was sentenced to 30 years in prison for ‘aggravated homicide’ in 2008 after suffering a stillbirth. She was presumed guilty of having an “abortion” rather than the potential victim of pregnancy complications.Teodora’s trial was flawed and lacking in due process. Read more about her case here on the website of the Amnesty group in New York: http://aiusagroup11.org/teodora-del-carmen-vasquez/ We have adopted her as a long term case and we will discuss how we will shape our actions in Cambridge. In December an appeal hearing upheld her sentence despite strong medical evidence which indicated that Teodora's baby died of natural causes.

We will also be campaigning women's human rights lawyer Azza Soliman. At the regional Amnesty conference in February 2016 in Cambridge on women's rights Azza Soliman gave the keynote speech, detailing her work and the rights' abuses that women were failing. She is now facing 15 years in prison and the Egyptian authorities have also banned her from travelling and frozen her assets. Click here for a short video about her and her ordeal: https://youtu.be/aUtBxeajiXI .

We will also discuss planning and organising talks and other campaigning events.

All are very welcome to join this meeting and the Women's Rights Sub-Group. People like Teodora and Azza need your support! If you would like to be involved, but cannot make the meeting, then please e-mail liesbeth.ten.ham@amnesty.org.uk

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