Human Rights NOT FRIDAY - Toast a Glass Write a Letter Change a Life

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On 10 December 1948, the United Nations published the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since then, the UN has declared the 10th of December as International Human Rights Day.

67 years later, there are still individuals and communities who have their rights violated. From a government enforced disappearance of a human rights lawyer in China to deteriorating online freedom in Malaysia to massive crackdowns on student groups which organizing peaceful protests in Myanmar, the road towards reinstating human rights has a long way to go.

We have moved Human Rights Day this year to Thursday, 10 December 2015. Join us as we toast to freedom and use our freedom of speech to support the cases of our Write for Rights this year.

We have also invited Edward Tsoi, the founder of Connecting Myanmar to our event to share with the audience the current situation of forced evictions and the refugee crisis in Myanmar.

Date: 10 December, 2015 (Thursday, International Human Rights Day)
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Club 71 (67 Hollywood Road, Central. Next to Pak Tsz Lane Park)
Price: 90 HKD (Including two alcoholic beverages of your choice)

Cases for Write for Rights this year:

Wang Yu - Human Rights Lawyer in China
Su Changlan - Activist in Southern China who was detained for posting messages of solidarity to the occupy protest online
Phyoe Phyoe Aung - Student from Myanmar facing a 9-year imprisonment for organizing a peaceful protest to defend academic freedom
Zunar - Cartoonist that may be jailed for 43 years for posting tweets expressing dissent towards the Malaysian government
Saman Naseem - Kurdish teenager in Iran that is sentenced to death after being convicted of a crime that he did not commit
Women and Girls in Burkina Faso - Females potentially face forced marriages every single day with little to no protection