Collège Saint-Louis

Human Rights Week and The Writing Marathon

Twenty students of the Amnesty Committee organized and conducted the first Human Rights Week.  They decided to promote the mission and values of some remarkable Human Rights personalities, so they hosted kiosks featuring the  human rights defender or a prisoner of conscience.

This event was an incredible opportunity for the student community to become more knowledgeable about human rights and to realize that respect for human rights varies across governments and countries.

The week ended with a writing marathon for Amnesty International’s “Écrire, ça libère” campaign.  During this day, students changed the atmosphere of the college, setting dim lights and hundreds of candles.  They participated in the writing marathon with the objective of writing 2000 messages of hope.