Rick Hansen Anti - Torture Club

Ending Torture for detainees around the world

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Rick Hansen's own Anti-Torture club

Welcome fellow peers, as I have realized the issue of torture and human rights violations in countries around the world, I have decided to bring about positive change in recognizing and helping to end this global issue. Since clubs like the Rick Hansen Humanitarian and the Humane society focus on all social issues in general without focusing on a particular issue, we have chosen to create a club that emphasis on bringing about a change on the way legal systems work in certain third world countries. Through our various activities and civic awareness events, we as a school can help contribute in combating this issue that affects not only the victims of torture and inhumane treatment, but humanity as a whole.

Rick Hansen Anti-Torture Club

Wednesday, Jan. 21st, 3:15-4:30pm

1150 Dream Crest Road

Mississauga, ON

This club is focusing on civic awareness and human rights and will expose members to real world issues that are taking place around the world with the emphasis on stopping torture.

Members must commit to attend every Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:00

Activities

- Raising Funds for non-profit organizations that defend public Rights (such as the International Bridges to Justice)

- Mock Trials and workshops that resemble public trials for prisoners in third world nations

- Raising awareness through Campaigns to support Public Defenders and their duties

- Participating in signing Petitions that prevent the usage of torture in prisons around the world

- Bringing in human rights speakers and increasing commitment for preventing the usage of torture in prisons

Goals and Misson

Welcome to our Anti Torture Club, our mission is to build commitment and eventually generate action in third world countries where routine and inhumane torture of prisoners and petty offenders is common. Currently, millions of people around the world are denied their fundamental human rights and are brutally tortured to extract information instead of providing them access to a lawyer. We believe this act is cruel and ineffective as the people who are tortured are mostly innocent or guilty in committing only petty crime. Furthermore these inhumanely treated individuals end up serving lengthy and harsh prison sentences due to the information they gave while being under duress and threatened. As a result, we the students at Rick Hansen have formed the Anti-torture club to combat this human rights issue and through our activities, we will raise funds for public defenders around the world with the overall mission to ensure that everyone's fundamental rights are upheld.

By Anirudh Haribaskar