Children rights activist on hunger strike in prison in Iran
Atena Daemi and her family need your support
Atena Daemi, 29, is a children rights and women’s rights activist in Iran, currently serving a seven-year prison sentence at Evin prison in Tehran.
Atena has been on hunger strike since 9th April 2017 in protest to the sentencing of her sisters. As a result of the hunger strike, Atena has suffered severe weight loss, nausea, vomiting and blood pressure fluctuations. Prison authorities at Evin prison have refused to transfer her to a hospital outside of prison for medical treatment. Atena’s health has deteriorated and her life is in a grave danger. Read the rest of this entry
20th of November, Universal Children’s Day
Children’s rights activists are in prison in Iran
Can you be their voice on this day?
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Children’s rights activists are being continuously interrogated, tortured, and kept in prison just because they dare to stand up for basic human rights for children.
Campaign in support of children rights activists in Iran
On 20 November, the Universal Children Day
In Iran, children rights activists do not get award, they get prison sentence!
Millions of children as young as four years old are working long hours to be able to survive in Iran. They grow up without being able to enjoy their childhood. They are deprived of their rights as a child and their dreams are shattered by poverty. The Islamic regime has turned a blind eye on the misery of poor children.
There are no supports for deprived children by the government in Iran and ordinary people find ways to support these children as much as they can. There are many individuals who use their own time and resources and put their lives at risk to defend these children. They teach them how to read, write and draw; help them to keep their dreams alive; give them voice and hope. These individuals and the NGOs they work for have become the only support and hope for deprived children in Iran.
Could you imagine what is it like for these children when their hope and support are taken away from them?